TROUBLED Mob Wives star Drita D’Avanzo was a doting soccer mom before police raided her home and arrested her for drug possession.
Janine Detore, the sister of Drita’s late Mob Wives co-star Big Ang, exclusively told The Sun Online that Drita, 43, is a ‘hard-working’ mom.
The former reality star is “always” home cooking for her two daughters and going to soccer games.
Janine told The Sun Online of the arrest: “I don’t even believe it at all.
“She’s a great person and mom. She always tells me about her family.”
As The Sun Online reported, Drita and her husband, Lee, were arrested on Thursday, December 19 after police raided their Staten Island, New York home.
A large quantity of marijuana was found in the basement and kitchen cabinet, which were accessible to their 12-year-old daughter, court papers claim.
The couple was charged with acting together to be “injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a child less than seventeen years old.”
During the raid, hydrocodone, a powerful painkiller, and alprazolam, or Xanax, two scales with residue and Ziplock bags were found in the home.
Court papers claim the parties “unlawfully possessed a narcotic drug with intent to sell it.”
Two loaded Smith & Wesson guns were located as well.
Drita and Lee were also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon 2nd degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree and counts.
The ex-reality star was released on $15,000 bond a day after the arrest, while her husband was remanded into custody.
Drita was close with Angela “Big Ang” Raiola before her 2016 death from stage IV lung and brain cancer at age 55.
Janine said Big Ang would be Drita’s “biggest supporter” if she were alive today.
She said: “My sister would be like, 'I’ll pick you up we have to go to court!' She would be on the forefront. One thousand percent. She would support Drita.
“She would go on the witness stand. Do whatever to help her friend.”
Janine, who is the owner of children's boutique Country Mouse, offered to help Drita in her time of legal trouble.
She revealed: “If she called me and said she needed something, I would run.
“She has always been there since my sister died. All she has to do is call.”
Drita and Lee are expected back in court on January 31, 2020.
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