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Bomber cleared of drug dealing Former Geelong Cats coach Mark 'Bomber' Thompson was cleared of drug trafficking in Melbourne Magistrates' Court yesterday. Magistrate Duncan Reynolds dismissed the trafficking charges but found the possession charges proven. The troubled football legend faced multiple drug possession and trafficking charges after police found methamphetamine and MDA in his Port Melbourne home during a 2018 raid. Police found 33 grams of methamphetamine, 481 MDA pills, an LSD tab, four smoking pipes and scales in his home. The quantities of the drugs were multiple times the minimum amount required to be charged with trafficking, ABC reported.
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But Thompson's defence team had argued it made no sense for the former footballer to traffic drugs given his public profile and wealth. Magistrate Reynolds yesterday ruled Thompson had not intended to sell the drugs. Thompson last month admitted to the Melbourne Magistrates' Court he was a "drug-taker" but denied being a dealer. His legal team argued drugs found in a police raid on his home belonged to a convicted drug trafficker who had moved in with him "I'm a drug taker," Thompson told the court. "But I never had any intention of selling drugs." Continued page 2
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