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Former AFL superstar Ben Cousins has been busted for drugs in West Australia.

The former West Coast and Richmond midfielder was arrested and strip-searched at Esperance Airport last night and was released on bail after being charged with possession of methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply.

A Western Australia Police a spokeswoman said: “It will be alleged he was in possession of a quantity of drugs believed to be amphetamine.”

Cousins, 33, was later re-arrested for breach of bail and then bailed again.

The 2005 Brownlow medallist’s well-documented battle with drugs culminated in his arrest in October 2007 when he was detained carrying a vast array of illegal and prescription drugs and was subsequently banned from the AFL for a 12 months.

Airport worker Rob Tate told he witnessed the first arrest.

"It wasn't like a big scene or anything like that," he said.

"There was (sic) a couple of detectives who turned up in suits.

"When the plane landed they just walked over to Ben and grabbed him."

Mr Tate said the police then took Cousins into a nearby room, closing the curtains.

The recovering drug addict had been attending a drug rehabilitation centre in the region, Teen Challenge, for the past month but was seen in Perth on the weekend with his young baby Bobby Ernest and partner Maylea Tinecheff.


Ben Cousins arrested on drugs charge
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