News State Western Australia News Man found with drug reported to be Ben Cousins

Man found with drug reported to be Ben Cousins

Former AFL player Ben Cousins
Cousins told his lawyer he was too sick to show up. Photo: AAP
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West Australian police have confirmed a 35-year-old Bicton man – believed to be former AFL footballer Ben Cousins – will face court after being found with a tiny amount of methylamphetamine.

Police said the man had been summonsed for possessing a prohibited drug after a trace amount of the substance was found during a search of his car at a traffic stop in October.

He is due to appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on February 11.

WA media oulets were widely reporting that the man was believed to be the former West Coast and Richmond player Cousins, who spent a year out of the AFL for bringing the game into disrepute.