AFL Great Mark "Bomber" Thompson Back In Court Over Drugs
AFL great Mark "Bomber" Thompson is set to return to court over drugs charges linked to a police raid at his Melbourne home.
"I lost my friendships, I’ve lost my social life."— Herald Sun (@theheraldsun) July 1, 2018
In an emotional interview with @heraldsunmick, Mark 'Bomber' Thompson reveals he's "sad", "disappointed" and doesn't like footy any more.https://t.co/SRKW7a94u9
Thompson, 54, was charged after police allegedly found bags of illicit drugs in a locked room alongside Geelong club memorabilia at his Port Melbourne address.
Methamphetamine, ecstasy, LSD and MDMA were allegedly found in plastic bags during the raid on January 5.
Police raid Mark 'Bomber' Thompson's house in Port Melbourne:https://t.co/YEcer9DIhm— Tom Morris (@tommorris32) January 8, 2018
Some of the drugs were found in a small room protected by a keypad that investigators allege only Thompson could access.
Thompson is due to face Melbourne Magistrates Court for a contest mention on Tuesday charged with seven drug-related offences, including trafficking and possession.
At the last hearing in July, Thompson's lawyers said they'd had "very fruitful" chats with prosecutors over the drugs charges but the case may still be contested.
The former footballer played in three flags with Essendon and later coached Geelong to two premierships.