Sad update on Aussie Troy Smith who was allegedy caught with meth while on holiday in Bali

An Australian father-of-two who was allegedly caught with meth while on holiday in Bali is struggling in jail.

Troy Smith, 49, from Port Lincoln in South Australia, was allegedly caught with 3.19g of methamphetamine at Champlung Mas Hotel in Legian, Bali, on April 30. He faces 12 years in jail if convicted.

Police allegedly found 3.14g of methamphetamine concealed in a Colgate toothpaste tube that had been sent to Smith from Cairns, in a package that was labelled as containing private paperwork, photos and lubricant.

Police allegedly found a further 0.4g of the drug that had been bought in Bali, along with a bong and a lighter.

Troy Smith, 49, has been ‘crying’ in a Balinese prison after allegedly being caught with 3.19g of methamphetamine at Champlung Mas Hotel in Legian on April 30

Mr Smith's wife Tracy Ijusa (pictured), who he married in December

Mr Smith’s wife Tracy Ijusa (pictured), who he married in December

Smith’s lawyers said the drug package was allegedly sent to him by a friend as thanks for helping with the purchase of a car, and Smith did not know what it contained.

Mr Smith’s lawyer, Edward Pangkahili, said that Mr Smith had been crying in jail and was very stressed following the charges, The Advertiser reports.

Smith was initially charged with drug possession, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 years, but was later charged with drug trafficking.

Outside a police press conference on Monday, one of Smith’s lawyers, Sienny Karmana, said his client had tried to evade arrest ‘because he was scared’, with police firing two warning shots into the air before he was detained.

‘Police said that he tried to run away, but police got him back. They fired shots into the air, he was surprised and then he fell down and then police got him,’ she said.

Just weeks ago, he was enjoying a globetrotting life as a newlywed, having tied the knot with his wife, Tracy Ijusa, after they met on Tinder.

He proposed in Bali in October, and the pair married at the end of December in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, where Ms Ijusa is from.

Photos from the day show the pair loved up at the Lenana Mount Hotel . while other photos show them visiting the Maasai Mara National Reserve wildlife conservation park.

The couple then returned to Bali, with snaps showing the pair enjoying time on the Indonesian island since February.

The life of luxury and hotel pools now seems like a distant memory for Smith, who is facing years behind bars in the jail where Schapelle Corby and the Bali Nine did time.

Mr Pangkahila revealed that his client’s wife was struggling to come to terms with the arrest.

‘Ms Ijusa cried in the police station when she found out.’

Mr Smith is currently being held in a crowded concrete cell at police headquarters in Denpasar with only a bucket to use as a toilet.

Officers will continue questioning Mr Smith on Monday, according to his lawyer, who insisted the meeting would not be an ‘interrogation’.

Ms Ijusa is also expected to return to support her husband on the same day.

During a press conference at the Port Lincoln Hospital on Friday, Premier Peter Malinauskas said that Mr Smith was receiving commonwealth help.

‘We’re not engaged as a state government, but I understand the commonwealth is seeking to provide consular assistance to the gentleman concerned,’ Mr Malinauskas said.

‘The allegations are serious in nature – they would be serious in Australia, but particularly serious in Bali.

‘It seems all too frequent that there are allegations against Aussies with illicit substances in places like Indonesia.

‘These are serious allegations and I’m sure they’ll be worked through in the proper channels.’

Mr Smith and Ms Ijusa had been vacationing after their December marriage which ended with Mr Smith's arrest

Mr Smith and Ms Ijusa had been vacationing after their December marriage which ended with Mr Smith’s arrest 

Police raided Mr Smith's room at the four-star Champlung Mas Hotel (pictured)

Police raided Mr Smith’s room at the four-star Champlung Mas Hotel (pictured)

Smith had struggled with alcoholism earlier in his life which resulted in his children cutting off contact with him and his marriage breaking down.

He said his world changed after meeting Ms Ijusa. 

‘I’ve had an interesting last twelve years,’ Mr Smith said in the video.

‘Chronic alcoholic, absolutely hit rock bottom. You couldn’t have drunk any more than me.

‘I didn’t see any way out and I probably should be dead to be honest. Kids don’t speak to me anymore.

‘But then in the most bizarre of circumstances, in a Tinder meeting I met this girl in Nairobi and I’ve since been to Bali.

‘Now I’m loving life. This girl gives me motivation to do everything. She’s my life now.’