Former NRL player Brett Stewart faces charges of cocaine possession
Retired NRL player Brett Stewart has been charged with cocaine possession and is due to appear in court later this month.
The former Manly Sea Eagles full-back was stopped and searched by police on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Friday March 10 when the banned drug was allegedly found.
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“Just before 7pm officers from the Northern Beaches Police Area Command were conducting patrols in the Manly area when they spoke to a 38-year-old man,” a NSW Police spokesman told AAP.
“A search of the man is said to have found cocaine.”
He has been charged with possession of a prohibited drug and is due to appear at Manly Magistrates’ Court on April 19.
Stewart made 233 appearances for the Manly Sea Eagles between 2003 and 2016, winning two Premierships.
In 2017 he retired from the sport.