FORMER Geelong and Essendon coach Mark “Bomber” Thompson allegedly had a collection of illicit drugs in a locked room at his Port Melbourne home.
Police also say they found handwritten notes about drug transactions referring to “Bomb” and three other people.
The 54-year-old AFL great, who played in three premierships with the Bombers and coached the Cats to two flags, faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with seven drug-related offences, including trafficking and possession.
Senior Constable Naomi Bourke said quantities of methamphetamine, ecstasy, LSD and MDMA were found in plastic bags during a raid of Thompson’s Port Melbourne home by police in January 5.
Some of the drugs were found in a small room protected by a keypad locked entry.
Police allege only Thompson had access to that room.
“It contained Geelong Cats memorabilia and the accused’s coin collection,” Const Bourke said.
“We believe that belongs to him.”
Thompson was arrested and charged on Tuesday after he attended a police station.
Const Bourke said Thompson had been interviewed by police in January about the bags of drugs seized from his home.
“Subsequent DNA tests indicated the accused’s DNA on the items located,” she told the court.
It’s alleged more than 830 grams of MDMA was also found in Thompson’s home.
The policewoman said officers found a handwritten lease agreement between Thompson and another resident at his home, Thomas Windsor, who also faces drug trafficking charges.
They also found handwritten notes “depicting large amounts of money”, Const Bourke said.
The 54-year-old has been released on bail after offering to pay $20,000 surety and reporting to police three times a week.
Thompson did not speak in court other than to say “yes, sir” when magistrate Leonard Brear asked him if he understood his bail conditions.
He is due back in court on May 25.
© AAP 2018