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Ex-St Kilda AFL star Sam Fisher is charged with trafficking large quantities of drugs

AFL star Sam Fisher is accused of trafficking large amounts of drugs into Australia after police allegedly found methamphetamine during a raid.

  • Police allegedly found methylamphetamine during a raid on a Melbourne property
  • The charge comes after detectives searched a property in the southeast of the city.
  • Fisher played 228 games for St Kilda in a career that lasted from 2004 to 2016.

Retired AFL star Sam Fisher has been charged with drug trafficking as part of a joint investigation between Victorian and Western Australian police.

The 39-year-old, a former All-Australian and two-time St Kilda’s Best and Fairest, was charged with trafficking large commercial amounts of illicit drugs after detectives searched a Sandringham property on Wednesday morning.

Drugs, including methylamphetamine and 1,4-butanediol, and a Mercedes Benz were seized in the raid.

Fisher did not appear when her case was brought up briefly at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday night, with her lawyer stating that she preferred to remain in custody.

Fisher was charged after detectives raided a home in the Melbourne suburb of Sandringham.  Officers also seized a package that allegedly contained one kilogram of methamphetamine and 84 grams of cocaine.

Fisher was charged after detectives raided a home in the Melbourne suburb of Sandringham. Officers also seized a package that allegedly contained one kilogram of methamphetamine and 84 grams of cocaine.

The matter has been adjourned until August 10.

It comes after WA police seized a package on April 20 with $129,000 inside that was supposed to be delivered to a Melbourne address.

Another package purportedly from Melbourne, containing approximately one kilogram of methylamphetamine and 84 grams of cocaine concealed inside a kitchen appliance, was intercepted by WA police on the same day.

Police will allege that dependency drugs were regularly hidden in household appliances and shipped from Melbourne to Perth.

Police will allege that Fisher was involved in shipping drugs from Melbourne to Perth by concealing them in appliances.

Police will allege that Fisher was involved in shipping drugs from Melbourne to Perth by concealing them in appliances.

Detective Inspector Craig Darlow of the Trident Taskforce said the raid was a “remarkable result”.

“There may be a perception that drugs can be easily concealed, however we have seen time and time again the ability of the police to detect and seize these substances,” he said in a statement.

“This is a warning that regardless of where you are or how you operate, we will target those involved in illicit drug manufacturing and trafficking and hold them accountable.”

Fisher made 228 appearances for St Kilda in a career that lasted from 2004 to 2016. He was named the club’s best and fairest in 2008 and 2011.

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