Karmichael Hunt has been charged with cocaine possession after being allegedly caught by police in Brisbane.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Hunt and another man were walking along a street at about 00:40 on Saturday when they were approached by officers during what a police spokesman described as ‘a random street stop’.
Police officers found a bag of white powder on the ground between the two men, which may be alleged to be cocaine.
‘He is very upset, as anyone would expect, and pretty much inconsolable,’ said Hunt’s solicitor, Adam Magill. ‘He is sticking with his family. He’s got concerns and his manager is taking care of him.’
It’s not the first time the former rugby league and Aussie rules player has been in trouble for drug offences. He was fined in March 2015 after pleading guilty to four counts of possessing cocaine.
Hunt’s court date has been scheduled for 29 January.
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