One of the AFL’s most decorated figues, has been charged with drugs trafficking and possession. Mark “Bomber” Thompson will face court again next month.

Bridgette Vanderwolf reports.


The popular former Essendon player and coach is laying low.

Police raids at his Port Melbourne home uncovered quantities of ice, ecstasy, LSD, MDMA and related drug paraphernalia.

It is alleged some of the drugs were found in a password protected room that only Thompson had access to.

Thompson ran from waiting media last night, refusing to comment on how he will plead.

Mark Thompson, Former Essendon Coach: “It’s a big day and hopefully we get a chance to fight them.”

Reporter: “Are you planning on pleading not guilty?”

Mark Thompson, Former Essendon Coach: “I’ve got no idea.”

The police investigation also revealed deep-seated links to notorious bikie members.

As part of his current bail conditions, Thompson must continue residing at his converted warehouse home, surrender his passport and report to police three times a week.

Thompson returns to court on May 25.

Bridgette Vanderwolf, QUT News.