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 Post subject: 'I'm sad I'm a drug taker': Bomber Thompson reveals
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:03 pm 
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Fallen AFL great Mark "Bomber" Thompson has admitted he was an ice user and spent 12 hours a day trading cryptocurrency after leaving the game in the wake of Essendon's drugs scandal that left him in a "bad way".

The premiership coach is fighting three drug trafficking charges and four of possession after drugs were allegedly found in his Port Melbourne home during police raids in January 2018.

The 55-year-old told Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday that as he struggled with leaving the football world, he locked himself in his Port Melbourne home, trading in cryptocurrency 12 hours a day, and using drugs when a man came knocking on his door.

He invited the man in - now known as convicted Geelong drug trafficker Thomas Windsor who has previously been linked to the Rebels bikie gang - and they formed a friendship.

Within weeks they were living together in the converted warehouse and both were arrested in the police raid.

Windsor pleaded guilty to trafficking a drug of dependence and possessing equipment for trafficking, notably acetone, last year. He was sentenced to 169 days of time already served and walked free from the court with a community corrections order.

While Mr Thompson admitted taking drugs, he insisted he has not sold them, adding that he was also tempted to try LSD but "didn't have the guts".

"Ice, that's it really," he said.

Mr Thompson told the court that he still struggles dealing with the Essendon supplements scandal which left him in a "bad way".

"I took a lot of kids on from their parents and I looked them in the eye and said, 'Don’t worry your son's going to be OK'. That went out the door and I really couldn’t live with that," he said.

"The fact I’m responsible for these boys found guilty for cheating for something I really love.

"I hate the game, I left the game after working at Essendon for two years.

"Here I am in 2017 at home. I found cryptocurrency, your Honour. It’s something I’d been looking for in my life."

Mr Thompson revealed that smoking ice became a "habit" for him and that his use of it increased towards the end of 2017, until his house was raided on January 5 the following year.

He admitted that scales found by police in his house belonged to him.

"I used to weigh stuff up. What you paid for is what you got," he said.

He then shook his head and said: "I can’t believe I’m saying this."

"I never had any intention to sell any drugs. I know right from wrong, being a trafficker is just embarrassing for me.

"I’m a drug taker, I’m sad I’m a drug taker. I took them back then to mask all the pain."

I can’t believe I’m saying this ... I’m a drug taker, I’m sad I’m a drug taker.

Mr Thompson also admitted he had considered taking LSD.

"I always wanted to take it but I didn't have the guts," he said.

Police allege they found a myriad of illicit substances and drug paraphernalia in various areas of Mr Thompson's apartment.

Substances allegedly found in Mr Thompson’s bedroom area included 134.6 grams of MDMA, 5½ Xanax tablets and methamphetamine, as well as two sets of digital scales, eight hard drives, four ice pipes and a shoe box filled with clear resealable bags.

In a magnetic box in a shared mezzanine area were eight clear bags containing 33.1 grams of crystal meth, 5.6 grams of Ephedrine, one LSD tab and three white capsules.

The court previously heard that a further 839.7 grams of what was believed to be MDMA was contaminated by the clandestine drug unit so DNA could not be found.

The premiership coach has been on bail since his arrest while facing eight charges including trafficking ecstasy and ice and breaching bail.

Mr Thompson played more than 200 games of AFL football before coaching Geelong to two premierships. He later worked in the coaching team at Essendon football club.

The ongoing hearing is expected to hear from a DNA expert later on Wednesday.

More to come.


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 Post subject: Re: 'I'm sad I'm a drug taker': Bomber Thompson reveals
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:18 pm 
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Ice is the worst of all drugs to ever hit the streets. Turns people into real fuckheads. Sad that this happened to who was a good footballer, coach and bloke.

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 Post subject: Re: 'I'm sad I'm a drug taker': Bomber Thompson reveals
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Ice is the worst of all drugs to ever hit the streets. Turns people into real fuckheads. Sad that this happened to who was a good footballer, coach and bloke.



Agree.


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 Post subject: Re: 'I'm sad I'm a drug taker': Bomber Thompson reveals
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 Post subject: Re: 'I'm sad I'm a drug taker': Bomber Thompson reveals
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Michael wrote:
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Ice is the worst of all drugs to ever hit the streets. Turns people into real fuckheads. Sad that this happened to who was a good footballer, coach and bloke.



Agree.



Agree sadly not enough of the gangs that sell ice are caught and punished . Making money out of suffering and misery surely heavier punishments for those found guilty.


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 Post subject: Re: 'I'm sad I'm a drug taker': Bomber Thompson reveals
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Grosso Mk II wrote:
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So you endore those who deal and make huge sums of money out of human misery?


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 Post subject: Re: 'I'm sad I'm a drug taker': Bomber Thompson reveals
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ozzie owl wrote:
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So you endore those who deal and make huge sums of money out of human misery?


What are you even talking about you dope?


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 Post subject: Re: 'I'm sad I'm a drug taker': Bomber Thompson reveals
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Grosso Mk II wrote:
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Typical Grosso.


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 Post subject: Re: 'I'm sad I'm a drug taker': Bomber Thompson reveals
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ozzie owl wrote:
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So you endorse those who deal and make huge sums of money out of human misery?

That's probably how Grosso and his Mafioso mates make a quid these days.

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