Rugby league stars embroiled in drug trafficking

Saturday 21 February 2015 | Published in League


Queensland Reds star Kamichel Hunt has been stood down by the club after being charged, along with Gold Coast Titans players Beau Falloon and Jamie Dowling for supplying the drug cocaine.

The Titans announced they were homeless after the club decided to leave elite private college The Southport School in the wake of the drug scandal that’s threatening their existence.

The two Titans players were charged on Thursday night and it is believed up to another four are being investigated by the Crime and Corruption Commission which also charged code-hopping superstar and former Gold Coast Suns player Karmichael Hunt with similar offences on Thursday night.

Both players were yesterday issued with a notice to appear in court on multiple drug charges.

Dowling, 24, from Burleigh Heads, has been charged with seven counts of possessing a dangerous drug and two counts of supply dangerous drug.

Falloon, 27, from Mermaid Waters, has been charged with four counts of supplying a dangerous drug.

A 22-year-old woman has also been charged with two counts of supplying a dangerous drug.

They are all due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on March 5.

It was also announced that former Gold Coast Suns star and tri-code pioneer Hunt had been charged for supplying cocaine, after a sting involving the state’s Crime and Corruption Commission.

Hunt, 28, now the vice-captain of Super Rugby’s Queensland Reds, met with detectives last night where he was issued a notice to appear in court over four counts of supplying the drug.

Hunt’s charges follows that of former rugby league stars Jason Smith and Matt Seers who police and CCC allege were part of a multimillion-dollar cocaine cartel.

The CCC released a statement that said the charges stemmed from an investigation into a cocaine trafficking syndicate in southeast Queensland.

Hunt, the Titans players and a woman were issued notices to appear in court, with the CCC alleging he and the co-accused “arranged for the supply of cocaine for personal use or to on-supply cocaine to friends and colleagues between June and December last year”.

Hunt has been listed at fullback in the run-on side to meet the Western Force at Suncorp Stadium today.

Highly-decorated and known for his successful “code-hopping”, he previously played for AFL team the Suns and the NRL’s Brisbane Broncos.

He won the Dally M Rookie of the year for the Broncos in 2004, later playing in the Queensland and Australian league teams.