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Wallabies star Karmichael Hunt faces court drug charges

  • Karmichael Hunt has faced court on two counts of possessing dangerous drugs 
  • Cross-code star also charged with one count of contravening a police direction
  • The Wallabies playmaker appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday
  • His lawyer Adam Magill requested the matter be adjourned until February 19
  • Hunt facing second drugs charges after previous arrest for possession in 2015

Australian cross-code star Karmichael Hunt has faced court after allegedly being caught in possession of a white substance late last year.

The Wallabies playmaker appeared briefly in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday charged with two counts of possessing dangerous drugs and a single count of contravening a police direction.

His lawyer Adam Magill requested the matter be adjourned until February 19 to give him time to look over the police material.

Australian cross-code star Karmichael Hunt has faced court after allegedly being caught in possession of a white substance late last year

The Wallabies playmaker appeared briefly in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday charged with two counts of possessing dangerous drugs and a single count of contravening a police direction

The Wallabies playmaker appeared briefly in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday charged with two counts of possessing dangerous drugs and a single count of contravening a police direction

Hunt was charged after officers allegedly found a white powder during a search of the three-code footballer in a car park in the inner-city suburb of Fortitude Valley on December 30. 

It is alleged the 31-year-old dropped a bag of the substance as police approached. 

The former NRL and AFL star was ‘inconsolable’ after his latest arrest, that saw him stood down from all training and playing responsibilities in his current sport of rugby union.

‘He is very upset, as anyone would expect, and pretty much inconsolable,’ Hunt’s lawyer Adam Magill told Fairfax Media following his arrest late last year.

The former NRL and AFL star was 'inconsolable' after his latest arrest, that saw him stood down from all training and playing responsibilities in his current sport of rugby union

The former NRL and AFL star was ‘inconsolable’ after his latest arrest, that saw him stood down from all training and playing responsibilities in his current sport of rugby union

‘He is sticking with his family. He’s got concerns and his manager is taking care of him.’

It is the second time Hunt has been charged with drug-related offences after he was fined $2,500 after pleading guilty to four counts of drug possession in March 2015.

Hunt, who was playing for the Gold Coast Suns when caught in possession of the substances, was then fined a further $30,000 and suspended six weeks by the Australian Rugby Union, as he was contracted with the Queensland Reds from 2015.

 

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