Tattooed Model “Dragon Girl” Faces Jail For Drug Trafficking

25-year-old Instagram model Amber Breeana Luke, also known as "Dragon Girl"  is facing prison time after pleading guilty to seven drug charges.

A friend of Luke's reportedly told police that she was trafficking marijuana out of her house.

This Wednesday, Luke had her bail extended in Brisbane District Court after her guilty plea. She was scheduled to be sentenced for the charges at the hearing, but her lawyer requested an extension to submit further evidence to the court.

In a video posted to her 57,000 followers, she shared details of her legal ordeal and pleaded with her fans to avoid a life of crime. She said that police were tipped off about her operation and raided her home.

'They found a lot of cannabis," she explained.

"But don't deal drugs, kids. It's not going to end in a good time," she added.

Prosecutors argued that Luke should stay behind bars until sentencing because she is facing a "very significant and serious trafficking offense."

As part of her strict bail conditions, Luke must give urine samples and report to the police every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

'There goes any sort of job I could've got until I go back to court," she said.

Luke is due back in court on February 17th for sentencing.

It is not clear why she needed to sell drugs, as she has a successful career as an Instagram model and influencer.

Before her run-in with the law, Luke had become world-famous for her body modifications and tattoos.

Over the past nine years, she is believed to have spent $50,000 on nearly 600 tattoos, including injecting blue ink into her eyeballs, a procedure that left her blind for three weeks.

In addition to the tattoos, she has also spent up to $70,000 on extreme body modifications, including numerous piercings and having her teeth sharpened into fangs.

Earlier this year she shared a picture of herself taken at age 18, without any of the tattoos and body modifications, with the caption:

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'This was me at 18 years old. I was so catatonically depressed, suicidal and was a walking dead girl. I was numb. I hated myself majority of the time - that hatred ran deep. It tormented me,' she wrote in June. Now, I've totally transformed myself into someone I'm proud of being. I'm a strong woman who knows exactly what she wants and who she is.'

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Photo: NCA NewsWire/Dan PeledSource:News Corp Australia

Luke has been very open about her mental health problems throughout her career, and her defense team intends to use her mental health history to argue for a more lenient sentence.

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It is also important to note that attitudes about cannabis are changing all over the world, and it is no longer seen as the dangerous drug that prosecutors have described in court. All over the world cannabis is now being sold in storefronts legally.

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Mark Horowitz is a graduate of Brandeis University with a degree in political science. Horowitz could have had a job at one of the top media organizations in the United States, but when working as an intern, he found that the journalists in the newsroom were confined by the anxieties and sensibilities of their bosses. Horowitz loved journalism, but wanted more freedom to pursue more complex topics than you would find on the evening news. Around the same time, he began to notice that there was a growing number of independent journalists developing followings online by sharing their in-depth analysis of advanced or off-beat topics. It wasn't long before Horowitz quit his internship with a large New York network to begin publishing his own material online.