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Ben Cousins charged with carrying 13 grams of meth


Pubished 22 August 2018 on

FORMER West Coast champion Ben Cousins is facing fresh drug charges after being arrested by West Australian police on Tuesday night.

WA Today reports that the Brownlow medallist is set to appear in the Armadale Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning after being taken into custody on several drug and violence related offences.

It is alleged that the fallen great was taken into custody for another matter, before officers found 13 grams of methylamphetamine on him during a regulation search.

The 40-year-old has been charged with possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply, threats to injure, endanger or harm any person and two counts of breaching a family violence order.

Cousins was released from jail earlier this year and spent some time working in the Eagles’ community department when he was on parole.

“Around 6.12pm last night, a man was taken into custody by police at a house in Canning Vale in relation to another matter,” the statement alleges.

“It will be alleged that while in custody, officers searched the man and 13 grams of methylamphetamine was located.

“A 40-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply, threats to injure, endanger or harm any person, two counts of beached family violence restraining order or violence restraining order.”


After winning almost every accolade in the game between 1996 and 2006, Cousins’ life begins to spiral out of control.

In March 2007, Cousins is suspended by West Coast for the first 15 rounds of the season and checks into a drug rehabilitation facility in the United States.

Six months later, a shirtless Cousins is arrested in Perth for alleged drug possession on the side of the road, before the charges are eventually dropped.

After serving a 12-month suspension for bringing the game into disrepute, Richmond offers Cousins a lifeline where he spends two seasons.

In 2012 is arrested in a West Australian airport with 5.65 grams of methamphetamine

In March 2015, Cousins is found at the headquarters of an SAS regiment, before being caught later that month for driving erratically and then trying to evade police.

In November 2016, Cousins is involved in a late night car crash after failing to attend a court hearing for drug possession earlier in the day.

In February 2017, Cousins is arrested for aggravated stalking, breaching his violence restraining order and drug possession.

A month later he is sentenced to 12 months behind bars for aggravated stalking and breaches of his VRO relating to his former partner.


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