Australian Olympian Geoff Huegill, Wife, Charged With Cocaine Possession

SYDNEY, Australia, April 28. AUSTRALIAN Olympian Geoff Huegill, who had turned into the comeback kid in the past few years after staging a successful return to the sport as he dropped nearly 100 pounds to get back into shape, likely just tarnished that good will as he and his wife were charged for alleged cocaine possession.

According to local media reports, Huegill and his wife were arrested at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in possession of a small quantity of white powder. Police believed it to be cocaine and arrested the pair, escorting them out of a private sweet.

Both have been charged with possession of a prohibited drug, and are now scheduled for a court appearance on May 14.

The five-time world champion and two-time Olympian had been active on Instagram at the event, posting pictures of he and his wife, Sara, while being entertained in the private suite.

During his time away from the sport in 2005-2007, Huegill had admitted to experimenting with an unhealthy lifestyle before returning to claim a bronze medal in the 50 fly at the 2011 World Championships.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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