Sydney socialite Sophia Tilley charged after being found with cocaine

Sophia Tilley, the Sydney woman whose car crash was at the centre of a failed watchdog probe into high-profile prosecutor Margaret Cunneen, has been charged after being found in possession of cocaine.

Police allege the 26-year-old woman was found on April 8 to be carrying a small amount of cocaine while standing with friends outside the Bellevue Hotel in Sydney's east, according to Fairfax.

Ms Tilley, who previously dated Ms Cunneen's son Stephen Wylie, has since been charged with drug possession and will face Waverley Local Court in May.


Sophia Tilley, who previously dated top prosecutor Margaret Cunneen's son Stephen Wylie, has been charged with drug possession and will face Waverley Local Court in May. Photo: Facebook
Ms Tilley was a P-plate driver at the time she was driving Ms Cunneen’s Ford Mondeo when she was hit by another vehicle in Willoughby on Sydney’s north shore on May 31, 2014. Photo: AAP

Ms Tilley was a P-plate driver at the time she was driving Ms Cunneen’s Ford Mondeo when she was hit by another vehicle in Willoughby on Sydney’s north shore on May 31, 2014.

The car rolled on to its side and she was trapped in her seat belt. She experienced chest pain and feared her breast implants had ruptured.

Ms Tilley phoned her boyfriend while she was trapped in the car, he then attended the scene.

It’s alleged Ms Cunneen and her son counselled Ms Tilley on how to escape the breath test. As a P-plater her blood-alcohol level is zero.

"My only reservation, between you and me, is that that naughty girl had alcohol had, oh no that’s alright, I can cover that..." Ms Cunneen was alleged to have told a tow truck driver on the night.

"But she had drunk, she’s on her P-plates. But it had been some time ago which is why I sent her the message to start having chest pains and get the ambulance because it’s bought her a few more hours.

"Just hoping it goes down to zero cause otherwise there might be complicated insurance issues."