WALLABIES star Karmichael Hunt has been charged with cocaine possession for the second time in three years after allegedly being busted with the drug in Brisbane.
The 31-year-old was allegedly found with a quantity of white powder, believed to be cocaine, after being searched by police on McLachlan St in Fortitude Valley around 12.40am on Saturday.
The former Gold Coast Suns player was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of drug possession.
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He was issued with a notice to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on January 29.
A second 32-year-old man who was with Hunt at the time was also arrested and issued with a notice to appear.
It’s not the first time Hunt has been caught with cocaine.
The code-hopping footballer was fined $2500 after pleading guilty to four counts of possessing the drug in Southport Magistrates Court in March 2015.
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) fined Hunt $30,000 following that incident and, in a statement on Saturday, confirmed it was investigating the star’s latest run in with the law.
“Rugby Australia has today been made aware of an incident involving Wallabies and Queensland Reds back Karmichael Hunt in Brisbane overnight,” the statement said.
“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.”
Hunt signed a two-year contract extension with the ARU in November.