AUSTRALIAN rugby star Karmichael Hunt is reportedly ‘inconsolable’ after he was arrested and charged with drug possession in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police allegedly discovered a white powder after searching the 31-year-old Wallabies representative in a car park in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley at about 12.40am.
Hunt was subsequently charged with two counts of drug possession.
He is set to face the Brisbane Magistrates Court on January 29.
It’s the second time in three years Hunt has been charged for drug-related offences, having been fined $2500 after pleading guilty to four counts of drug possession in March 2015.
Australian rugby star Karmichael Hunt is reportedly ‘inconsolable’ after he was arrested and charged with drug possession in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police allegedly discovered a white powder after searching the 31-year-old Wallaby.
Wallaby Hunt ‘inconsolable’ after drugs charge
With the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) confirming it had launched an investigation into the incident, Hunt’s unique three-code footballing career could be over.
Hunt’s lawyer Adam Maggill said his client was devastated.
“He is very upset, as anyone would expect, and pretty much inconsolable,” Mr Magill told Fairfax Media.
“He is sticking with his family. He’s got concerns and his manager is taking care of him.” Hunt, a former NRL and AFL player who joined the Reds at the end of 2014 shortly before his previous run-in with the law, has rebounded from that low point to establish himself as one of the Super Rugby franchise’s leading players.
He made his Wallabies debut in June and has represented Australia in six Tests, earning a two-year contract extension in November.
That contract now appears to be in jeopardy depending on the outcome of the ARU investigation.
A second man, 32, who was with Hunt has also been charged with drug-related offences.
Originally published as ‘Inconsolable’: Hunt devastated by latest drug charges