Troubled AFL star Ben Cousins is slapped with a $1,750 fine for hiding meth inside his rectum
- Fallen AFL star Ben Cousins has been fined $1,750 for hiding meth up his anus
- He was arrested at Perth in August last year with 13 grams of the hard drug
- Chief Magistrate Steven Heath said Cousins clearly had a drug addiction
Troubled AFL champion Ben Cousins has been fined $1750 for possessing meth and hiding it up his anus.
The 40-year-old Brownlow medallist was arrested in August last year at Canning Vale, in Perth’s industrial south-east, with 13 grams of the hard drug in his rectum.
The former West Coast Eagles mid-fielder was charged with 18 offences including aggravated stalking and possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply.
Troubled AFL champion Ben Cousins has been fined $1750 for possessing meth and hiding it up his anus
Chief Magistrate Steven Heath said Cousins’ record clearly indicated he had a drug addiction.
‘It’s a hard road and only one that you can go down when you’re ready,’ he said on Wednesday.
The former West Coast captain, who appeared in Perth Magistrates Court via video link from prison, was fined $1750 and ordered to pay costs of $312.80.
His defence lawyer Michael Tudori said his client’s drug usage was so high the substance he took would only last him three or four days, and there was no intention to sell or supply the drugs.
‘The more you take, the less effect it has,’ Mr Tudori said.
But he said his client was looking cleaner and healthier compared to when he was arrested and went on a rant in court as he unsuccessfully tried to apply for bail.
The court was previously told Cousins allegedly threatened his ex-partner Maylea Tinecheff, who has a violence restraining order against him.
Cousins also had a charge of aggravated burglary downgraded to trespassing and he is expected to plead guilty on March 6.
The remaining stalking and family violence charges, which are the most serious, have been sent back to Armadale Magistrates Court for March 5.
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