WA Police say no charges for Wayne Carey over Crown white powder saga

WA Police say no charges for Wayne Carey over Crown white powder saga 2
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Footy legend Wayne Carey will NOT face any charges over his casino white powder scandal as cops close their investigation

  • Western Australian police have dropped their investigations into Wayne Carey
  • Cops were investigating an incident which saw Carey drop a powder substance 
  • The bag of white powder fell from the footballer’s jacket onto a gaming table
  • At the time the Kangaroos legend was marched out of Perth’s Crown casino 
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Footballing legend Wayne Carey won’t face any charges in relation to an incident which saw him drop a packet full of a white powder onto a gaming table at Crown Perth.

Western Australian police confirmed on Thursday they have closed their investigations into the September 1 incident. 

Wayne Carey had claimed the bag of powder, spotted falling from his jacket pocket in the casino, was an anti-inflammatory medication he’d crushed up since the incident first came to light. 

‘This investigation has been finalised and no criminal charges have been preferred,’ a WA Police spokeswoman said.

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At the time, the former North Melbourne Kangaroos centre half-forward was removed from the casino, flanked by security, and later escorted from his hotel room. 

Kangaroos great Wayne Carey (pictured with partner Jessica Paulke) maintained the substance in the bag that got him kicked out of the casino was not illegal

Kangaroos great Wayne Carey (pictured with partner Jessica Paulke) maintained the substance in the bag that got him kicked out of the casino was not illegal

Perth's Crown Casino (pictured) was slammed by the Western Australia Police Commissioner for not immediately reporting Carey to officers when he was ejected from the premises

Perth’s Crown Casino (pictured) was slammed by the Western Australia Police Commissioner for not immediately reporting Carey to officers when he was ejected from the premises

Police, however, weren’t called until a few days later.

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Carey’s commitments with Channel 7 were suspended pending the cops’ investigation.

Triple M radio decided not to renew Carey’s contract three days after the incident. 

The 51-year-old had been in Perth at the time as part of the football commentary team. 

Crown banned Carey from its venues for two years as well. 

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Western Australian Police Commissioner Col Blanch said the casino should have contacted the police immediately. 

Commissioner Blanch said his teams were starting off on the ‘back foot’, talking to local radio station 6PR in the midst of investigations. 

‘We’ll make an assessment from [the CCTV] but, obviously, we’re on the back foot from the beginning because we didn’t have the initial complaint at the time it occurred, which would have been my preference,’ he said. 

‘It will be very difficult without the substance itself to prove whether it was an illicit substance or otherwise.’ 

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