Mark & # 39; Bomber & # 39; Thompson is unlikely to end up in jail because of the cost of drug possession, despite the fact that the police encounter almost 500 ecstasy pills in his home.
The former AFL grandman had dropped drug trafficking charges on Thursday morning, but was found guilty of four counts of drug possession.
The police struck his house in January 2018 and found 480 ecstasy pills, ice cream, LSD and Xanax.
Instead of a prison sentence, Thompson is expected to be beaten with a fine and a community correction order for drug possession. This means that he has a criminal record, but does not spend time behind bars.
His official verdict will be handed over later on Thursday.
Mark & # 39; Bomber & # 39; Thompson has been acquitted of drug trafficking charges and it is unlikely that he will end up in prison for drug possession (photo arrived Thursday at the Magistrates Court in Melbourne)
During his trial, Thompson told the court that his life had fallen into a downward spiral following the Essendon supplement scandal in 2012.
He admitted to using ice in the second half of 2017, and said he was tempted to try LSD, but & # 39; didn't have the guts & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Ice, that's it really & # 39 ;, he said when asked about his drug use.
Thompson had told the court that his life was in ruins after the Essendon supplement scandal in 2012 and he turned to ice at the end of 2017.
Thompson said it had become a habit.
& # 39; I smoked too much, & # 39; he said. & # 39; It was a difficult time. I left the industry where I worked in a bad way. & # 39;
He said he first hit the ice when Bikie drug vendor Thomas Windsor knocked on his door in 2017 and offered him the medicine.
& # 39; I had left all my friends and my social life behind, so I was happy to open the door and talk to someone, & he said.
Thompson said the man who initially & # 39; charming & # 39; pressured him to move him to his house – and he struggled to let him leave.
& # 39; I knew he shouldn't be there, but he broke off, & # 39; said Thompson.
& # 39; He's a lot harder than me. I didn't know how to get rid of him & # 39 ;.
His lawyers argued that it made no sense for a man with Thompson & # 39; s profile and financial status for traffic drugs, and added that he had $ 3 million in the bank at the time of cryptocurrency trading.
They claimed that Windsor, who has since been imprisoned for human trafficking, was responsible for the larger amounts of drugs seized during the robbery.
On Thursday, Thompson's lawyer said that the use of drugs by the AFL Great showed his repentance.
& # 39; The evidence that he gave, Your Honor, was very moving, it was very harmful to himself, his career, his public profile. He made important recordings for the use of drugs.
& # 39; He was offended at a very, very low point in his life. & # 39;
Nearly 500 MDA tablets, Xanax, ice, an LSD tab, and equipment, including scales, were found during a raid on Thompson's Port Melbourne, where he returned home in January 2018.
The police found the drugs and paraphernalia in a coded room in front of Thompson's bedroom, where he kept dozens of Geelong Cats memoranda.
Thompson admitted to owning the scales and using them to ensure that he received the amount of medicine for which he had paid.
& # 39; I've always made things worse & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; What you paid for is what you have.
& # 39; I can't believe I'm saying this. & # 39;
Thompson & # 39; s former roommate, Thomas Windsor, has been imprisoned for drug trafficking
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