7 Jan 2015

Aussie league legend on drugs charges

11:40 am on 7 January 2015

The former NRL and Queensland rugby league player Jason Smith has reportedly been charged with trafficking cocaine following a six-month investigation.


Cocaine Photo: SUPPLIED

Australian media has reported the former Kangaroo is accused of moving about 280 grams of the illegal drug in south-east Queensland between June and December last year.

The charges came after a six-month joint investigation between the Australian Crime and Corruption Commission and the Darling Downs Tactical Crime Squad.

The 42-year-old Smith played for a plethora of clubs in a career that spanned nearly two decades.

He played for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Parramatta Eels, Canberra Raiders and the North Queensland Cowboys and played 16 games for Queensland.

He was capped 15 times for Australia.

He quit the sport seven years ago when he was 35-years-old, before buying a pub in Toowoomba.

Smith's co-accused has been named as 34-year-old Toowoomba restaurant owner Jason Matthew Wood.

The pair were charged with trafficking dangerous drugs and released on bail on Monday.

They are due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on February the 11th.