Premiership-winning AFL coach Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson has been charged with a range of drug trafficking and possession offences.
The former Geelong and Essendon coach was due to face court in Melbourne this afternoon, four months after police raided his Port Melbourne home in January.
Thompson, 54, has been charged with seven drug offences, ranging from trafficking ice (methyl amphetamine) and ecstasy, to the possession of LSD, ecstasy, as well as the possession of prescription drugs without a prescription.
Police allege the raid on his home also uncovered a range of drug paraphernalia. His housemate at the time, 28, has also been charged with a range of drug offences.
Thompson won two premierships at Essendon as a player, then a third as captain in 1993, playing more than 200 games with the club.
He went on to coach Geelong to two grand final wins in 2007 and 2009, then returned to Essendon as assistant coach under James Hird.
When Hird was banned for a year following the club’s supplements scandal, Thompson coached the side in 2014, then left the game.
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