Former Titan Steve Michaels charged with 10 counts of supplying cocaine

FORMER Gold Coast Titans player Steve Michaels has formally been charged with 10 counts of supplying cocaine after returning to Australia from England last night.

The Crime and Corruption Commission issued a warrant for the 30-year-old’s arrest in February 2015 following its lengthy Operation Quaker investigation into an interstate cocaine trafficking syndicate.

Several Titans players were charged in relation to the syndicate, which was allegedly transporting significant quantities of cocaine from Sydney to the Gold Coast.


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Michaels was arrested at Brisbane Airport last night after arriving back in the country from England where he had been playing for Hull FC in the Super League.

The CCC alleges Michaels contacted the cocaine syndicate and allegedly arranged for the supply of cocaine for personal use or to on-supply cocaine to friends and colleagues between June 2014 and November 2014.

He is due to front Southport Magistrates Court on November 16.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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