Wallabies star Karmichael Hunt has been arrested and charged with drug possession after he was allegedly caught by police in Brisbane.
The Australian rugby union player was arrested for cocaine possession in Fortitude Valley at 12:40am on Saturday, police say.
Hunt, 31, and another man have both been issued with notices to appear in court on January 29.
Wallabies star Karmichael Hunt (pictured) has been arrested and charged with drug possession
The Australian rugby union player (pictured) was arrested for cocaine possession in Fortitude Valley at 12:40am on Saturday, police say
Another man, 32, was also charged for possession of an apparatus used in regards to a drug offence, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The former NRL and AFL player, who made his Wallabies debut this year, was fined in March 2015 after pleading guilty to four charges of cocaine possession.
Hunt’s lawyer Adam Magill confirmed the Queensland Reds star had been arrested.
‘An incident involving Karmichael Hunt occurred which resulted in his arrest,’ he told the publication.
‘At this stage no further instructions have been taken.’
Hunt, 31, (pictured) and another man have both been issued with notices to appear in court on January 29
Rugby Australia released a statement on Saturday afternoon and confirmed the organisation of aware of Hunt’s arrest.
‘Rugby Australia has today been made aware of an incident involving Wallabies and Queensland Reds back Karmichael Hunt in Brisbane overnight,’ the statement read.
‘It is understood Hunt was arrested and has subsequently been released by Queensland Police.
Rugby Australia takes all matters relating to the off-field behaviour of its players seriously and has commenced an investigation into the incident in conjunction with the Queensland Rugby Union. No further comment will be made at this time.’
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