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06th Jan 2023

Former Premier League star arrested after being ‘found with £4,000 of cocaine’

Callum Boyle

The footballer was arrested in Ireland

A former Premier League footballer has reportedly been arrested in Ireland after allegedly being found with £4,000 worth of cocaine.

The player in question, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was reportedly stopped and detained in Dublin on Thursday night after being involved in a police car chase.

According to The Irish Mirrorthe footballer was arrested for drug possession and dangerous driving but has since been released from Crumlin Garda Station.

A file will now be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

When asked by JOE for a comment, the Garda stated: “Gardaí arrested two men (aged in their 30s) in the early hours of Friday morning, January 6, 2023, in relation to incidents of dangerous driving in Dublin 12,”

“A quantity of drugs was also recovered from the offending vehicle.

“Both men were detained in Crumlin Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and have been charged in relation to this.

“They have since been bailed and are due to appear before court at a later date.”

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