Tyrone Ian Gawthorne (right) became the face of the Invictus Games when he was photographed shirtless and showing his extensive tattoos next to the founder of the event, Prince Harry (left)

An Invictus Games weightlifter and an Afghan war veteran who met twice with Prince Harry was charged after he was allegedly found with a stash of cocaine, steroids and weapons.

Tyrone Ian Gawthorne, who has extensive tattoos, became a prominent face for the Games after he was photographed with royalty in Toronto last year.

Gawthorne, 36, was arrested by police in Cairns, Queensland, on Sept. 17 after he was apparently found to have anabolic steroids, the melanotan peptide, more than two grams of cocaine and a gun that was not properly secured. the ABC.

Tyrone Ian Gawthorne (right) became the face of the Invictus Games when he was photographed shirtless and showing his extensive tattoos next to the founder of the event, Prince Harry (left)

Tyrone Ian Gawthorne (right) became the face of the Invictus Games when he was photographed shirtless and showing his extensive tattoos next to the founder of the event, Prince Harry (left)

Gawthorne (pictured), 36, was arrested by police in Cairns, Queensland, on Sept. 17, after he was apparently found on anabolic steroids, the melanotan peptide, more than two grams of cocaine and a gun.

Gawthorne (pictured), 36, was arrested by police in Cairns, Queensland, on Sept. 17, after he was apparently found on anabolic steroids, the melanotan peptide, more than two grams of cocaine and a gun.

Gawthorne (pictured), 36, was arrested by police in Cairns, Queensland, on Sept. 17, after he was apparently found on anabolic steroids, the melanotan peptide, more than two grams of cocaine and a gun.

According to an official profile of the Department of Defense, which has been removed since his arrest, Gawthorne (pictured) joined the Australian Army in 1999 as a rifleman.

According to an official profile of the Department of Defense, which has been removed since his arrest, Gawthorne (pictured) joined the Australian Army in 1999 as a rifleman.

According to an official profile of the Department of Defense, which has been removed since his arrest, Gawthorne (pictured) joined the Australian Army in 1999 as a rifleman.

During Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's visit to Sydney on October 21, Gawthorne lifted his shirt to show the duke a tattoo on his back after the king asked him if he had received new ink since the last time they met.

"I told him it's a traditional Samoan tattoo," said Gawthorne.

Gawthorne has been charged with two counts of possession of dangerous drugs and restricted drugs without medical support

Gawthorne has been charged with two counts of possession of dangerous drugs and restricted drugs without medical support

Gawthorne has been charged with two counts of possession of dangerous drugs and restricted drugs without medical support

The former soldier won a silver medal at the 2017 Games, and was scheduled to compete in weightlifting, discus and shooting this year.

According to an official profile of the Department of Defense, which has been removed since his arrest, Gawthorne joined the Australian Army in 1999 as a shooter.

He was sent to East Timor and Afghanistan before being medically released in 2011.

He suffers from a degenerative lesion of the lower extremities and a post-traumatic stress disorder.

The management of the Australian Invictus Games team said they were aware of the allegations.

& # 39; All members of the 2018 Australian Invictus Games team are subject to the team code of conduct. This code reflects the standards and values ​​of Invictus Games, "the management said in a statement.

Appropriate measures will be taken in case it is discovered that someone has violated the code of conduct of the team. As this is an ongoing legal issue, we can not comment further.

Gawthorne has been charged with two counts of possession of dangerous drugs and restricted drugs without medical support.

He will also appear in the Magistrates Court of Cairns in December, accused of failing to secure a gun in his car and violating a police order to unlock an electronic device.

Gawthorne (left) won a silver medal in the 2017 Games, and was scheduled to compete in weightlifting, discus and shooting this year.

Gawthorne (left) won a silver medal in the 2017 Games, and was scheduled to compete in weightlifting, discus and shooting this year.

Gawthorne (left) won a silver medal in the 2017 Games, and was scheduled to compete in weightlifting, discus and shooting this year.

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