Sport Cocaine possession charges against Karmichael Hunt dropped

13:57  02 february  2018
13:57  02 february  2018 Source:   ABC News

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One of the drug charges against Wallabies star Karmichael Hunt has been dropped by police due to "insufficient evidence", according to his lawyer. Australian police had alleged the Auckland-born rugby player was found in possession of cocaine and Xanax during a search in the

One of the drug charges against Karmichael Hunt has been dropped by police due to "insufficient evidence", according to his lawyer. Police had alleged Hunt was found in possession of cocaine and Xanax during a search in the inner-Brisbane suburb of Fortitude Valley on December 30.

Police prosecutors have dropped cocaine possession charges againt Hunt © Robert Prezioso/Getty Images Police prosecutors have dropped cocaine possession charges againt Hunt Police prosecutors have dropped cocaine possession charges against Wallabies and Queensland Reds star Karmichael Hunt.

Hunt's lawyer Adam Magill has confirmed the charges were dropped on Friday afternoon due to insufficient evidence.

"My client can now focus on his training," he said.

The charges will be formally discontinued at Hunt's next court appearance, where he will still face charges around possession of the prescription medication Xanax.

The ABC understands the police case against Hunt included allegations a body-worn police camera recorded the sportsman throwing away a bag containing cocaine as officers approached.

However, Hunt's legal team successfully argued on obtaining the footage that it was inconclusive and not consistent with the police account.

A spokesman for the Queensland Reds said as the matter was still before the courts, it would not comment.

More to come.

Reds sign Toua as fullback cover for Hunt .
The Queensland Reds have confirmed the signing of fullback Aidan Toua from the ACT Brumbies. Planning for life after Karmichael Hunt has continued for the Queensland Reds with the signing of Aid Toua, 27, made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in 2011 but then moved to France and has spent the past two seasons in Canberra as their starting fullback."It's really awesome to be back at Ballymore," Toua said."It's nice to have this opportunity to resurrect my Reds career and it's something I'm really looking forward to.

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