What Happened To Audrey Lorber and Where Is She Today? What We Know About The Staten Island Teen Arrested In Russia

 

Audrey Lorber, 19, of Staten Island, was found guilty of attempting to import medical drugs into the Russia from the US. She was fined around $233 and after nearly two months in jail. ( Source : Dailymail )

  • After being arrested for cannabis, Staten Islander Audrey Lorber was freed from a Russian prison.
  • She was discovered in Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg with 19g of drugs.
  • Lorber created a prescription for the medication, but Russia rejected it.
  • She admitted to trying to bring the narcotic into the nation and entered a guilty plea.

Audrey Lorber, 19, was detained at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg after Russian authorities discovered her in possession of drugs weighing 19 grams and having a US street value of $375, according to the Moscow District Court of St. Petersburg.

Although it's unknown how long Lorber has been detained, the most recent images of her in the freedom that were uploaded to social media are more than a month old. Audrey Lorber, 19, of Staten Island, was detained by authorities at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg in July and held there for over two months.

What Happened To Audrey Lorber: Where Is Audrey Lorber Today?

In terms of Audrey Lorber's whereabouts today, she is in the United States and, despite her crime, is not in jail. Nevertheless, in Russia, being in possession of drugs can result in a sentence of up to three years in jail. After two months in detention, Audrey, a student from New York, was freed from Russia. Additionally, she committed the offense in 2019.

Staten Island, where Lorber currently resides, is represented by Congressman Max Rose, who pleaded with the Russian government to free the adolescent and enable her to return to the US. When Audrey was found in possession of illegal cannabis, she and her mother, retired New York City schoolteacher Rochelle Lorber, were visiting the country in Eastern Europe.

Audrey hasn't posted on social media since July 22, when she shared an Instagram photo (above) with her mom, Rochelle Lorber, in St Petersburg
Audrey hasn't posted on social media since July 22, when she shared an Instagram photo (above) with her mom, Rochelle Lorber, in St Petersburg ( Source : Dailymail )

Approximately $375 worth and enough drugs to roll 40 joints, according to a statement from the Moscow District Court of St. Petersburg, Lorber was found in possession of 19 grams of the drug. When Lorber was detained in July, she provided her US medicinal prescription; however, a Russian court ruled that the prescription did not extend to Russian Federation territory.

Audrey Lorber's Staten Island Teen Arrested In Russia: Charges Explained

A Staten Island teen who was caught with drugs while traveling with her mother was imprisoned in a Russian jail cell, according to officials. As previously reported by REVOLT, a Russian judge on Thursday condemned Griner to nine years in jail (Aug. 4). The WNBA superstar was also told to pay a fine of $16,400 USD, or one million rubles. A counsel for Griner acknowledged that an appeal of the verdict was planned by her legal team.

A Staten Island teen is locked in a Russian jail cell after authorities caught her with marijuana
A Staten Island teen is locked in a Russian jail cell after authorities caught her with marijuana ( Source : Nypost )

After that, Lorber received a time-served sentence and a 12,000 ruble ($233) fine. Nevertheless, after serving for two months, she took a flight from Russia to the US in around ten days. Russian officials claimed Audrey claimed the  drugs were for "personal enjoyment" and had been bought in the US.

Audrey Lorber Instagram

Since her arrest, Audrey Lorber has not been active on Instagram. Possibly using Instagram under a new identity, she might be. However, shortly after her detention, Audrey posted a picture on Instagram dated July 22 showing her traveling to St. Petersburg with her mother, Rochelle Lorber, according to sources.

Joey Guli, a retired school teacher from New York, praised Audrey as a top worker who has spent numerous summers working at Waterside between semesters at Pace University in New York City.

The film major goes to the university on a scholarship and keeps a 4.0 GPA, according to Guli. She wants to work in the film industry and has a future ahead of her, he added. "All of my clients adore her," Guli added that he had never observed Audrey using drugs or appearing to be intoxicated. She has a prescription, but it's not obvious why.

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