Mon 29 Jan 2018 | 09:17

'New information' in Hunt case

'New information' in Hunt case
Mon 29 Jan 2018 | 09:17

'New information' in Hunt case

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The former National Rugby League star was arrested in Brisbane's nightlife hotspot Fortitude Valley in the early hours of December 30 and charged with drug possession.

Media reports allege Hunt was captured trying to dispose of a stack of cash and four pills by police body cameras.

Court documents revealed Hunt was reportedly found with cocaine and Xanax, which is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. 

Hunt was also charged with one count of contravening a police direction. This relates to Hunt forgetting to provide a fingerprint on at Fortitude Valley police station on January 5.

Hunt's lawyer Adam Magill asked for an adjournment after he told the court police provided him with new information.

The 31-year-old is now due to re-appear on February 19.

"With today's decision by the Brisbane Magistrate's Court to adjourn Karmichael Hunt's case for three-weeks, Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) have confirmed Hunt's voluntary stand-down will continue through to the next scheduled Court hearing on February 19," said a statement from Rugby Australia.

"Rugby Australia and the QRU will provide further comment at the appropriate time."

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