— With AAP.
On Wednesday, police were searching for a vehicle that was seen driving erratically in Perth’s inner southern suburbs when they found Cousins sleeping next to his parked car.
The 41-year-old was then arrested, allegedly in possession of 2.5 grams of methylamphetamine.
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Speaking to the Herald Sun, Cousins’ lawyer, Michael Tudori, said he could not comment on the incident.
“I can’t talk about it. I can’t confirm anything,” he said.
According to Nine News, Cousins, who is now in a holding cell in Perth, is reportedly due in court on Thursday to answer to the alleged drug charges.
It’s been just one year since the former AFL player was released from prison.
The 41-year-old was released from prison on bail in April 2019 after being charged with several offences, including drug possession, making threats and breaking a violence restraining order.
He was previously imprisoned for 12 months in February 2017. after being charged with offences related to drugs, stalking and violence.
Cousins’ latest arrest comes just three weeks after the Brownlow Medal winner appeared in a paid television interview on Channel Seven.
In the interview, which was described by viewers as “uncomfortable” and “appalling”, Cousins claimed he wanted to turn his life around.
Troubled former AFL star Ben Cousins has spent the night behind bars in Perth after allegedly being found with drugs.
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) April 22, 2020