A North Carolina teenager celebrated her arrest for selling prescription drugs with the message “F*ck what you heard…my mugshot’s cute.” That teenager, Alysa Bathrick, has now had her image become a viral sensation despite her impending legal troubles.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Bathrick Handed Herself in on Suspicion of Selling Xanax
She confirmed her arrest on suspicion of selling Xanax on Twitter on December 1. She says she handed herself in at 7 a.m. and was released at 11:30 a.m. She was charged in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her tweet was accompanied with the hashtag “#ftp,” commonly meaning “F*ck the Police.” Her tweet has been retweeted and favorited hundreds of times.
2. She Has an Assault Charge From 2013
It’s not her first brush with the law. In June 2013, she was arrested and convicted of simple assault stemming from May 2013. She received community service as her sentence, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
3. She Speaks Japanese
According to her Facebook page, she lives in Cary, North Carolina. In 2014 she says she left a job at Al’s Diner and went to work at a Marshals. At one time she was a student at Central Carolina Community College. She’s single and speaks Japanese.
4. She Listens to ‘Drug Addict Hipster Music’
According to her Twitter feed, her taste in music has been described as “drug addict hipster music.” Across her social media profiles, she shows a lot of love for rapper Wiz Khalifa. Her last tweet before her arrest read:
5. Bathrick Could Face 2 Years in Prison
According to the Clifford Law Group in North Carolina, selling Xanax is considered a “Schedule IV” drug. The Clifford Law Group says, “The penalties for creating or selling prescription drugs are much steeper than simple possession.” Selling a Schedule IV drug is considered a Class H felony. If convicted, Bathrick could face between 4 to 25 months in the clink.