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Retired cyclist Jack Bobridge due in court in connection with drug dealing charges

Joe Robinson
24 Aug 2017

Double Olympic medalist Jack Bobridge has been charged in connection to the sale of ecstasy

Former road and track rider Jack Bobridge has been arrested and charged with the sale of ecstasy during an undercover police operation targeting street drug dealers. 

The four-time Commonwealth gold medalist stood in the Perth Magistrate's dock on Thursday facing six charges of selling sizeable quantities of MDMA over the previous months.

Bobridge was arrested after detectives and sniffer dogs raided his home on Wednesday.

The court was informed that Bobridge had become the subject of a prolonged undercover operation spanning back to March this year.

It is alleged that Bobridge sold the drug in large quantities with one batch reportedly containing 146 pills.

If the allegations against Bobridge prove to be true, the severity of the charges will lead to an inevitable conviction, said Perth police in their opposition to granting bail.

Magistrate Elaine Campione gave Bobridge bail on strict conditions, including the surrendering of his passport and a stipulation that he must not leave the state.

This raid was part of a wider operation that is said to have seized $1.1million of drugs including MDMA, cocaine, cannabis and steroids. 

Bobridge rode for Trek-Segafredo and Team Belkin during his career, taking the Australian National championships twice. Due to rheumatiod arthritis, Bobridge retired last season. 

Perth city detective Darryl Cox did not comment on Bobridge specifically but discussed taking drugs from the streets of Perth. 

'We want these venues to be safe for all patrons and we encourage all community members, including those who work in the entertainment sector, to provide us with information about drug dealing,' he told Perth Now.

Bobridge will appear in court in September. 

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