Ex-Premier League Striker Arrested and Charged With Cocaine Possession

21 June 2016 05:49

A former Premier League striker has been found carrying cocaine at children's theme park Chessington World of Adventures.

Marcus Bent - a 38-year-old who represented Charlton and Brentford, as well as Crystal Palace, during a 17-year career - was arrested on Monday. 

He was held in custody overnight and appeared in a Wimbledon Magistrate's court on Tuesday morning to answer to a charge of possession of a class A substance

It is understood that Bent entered a guilty plea, and was fined £385, with £85 costs.

He has had brushes with the law before. Last September, he was charged with affray and possession of a class A drug after Police used tasers to arrest him at his home in Esher.

He had called 999 himself, believing that intruders were in his house, and attacked the officers with a meat cleaver and kitchen knife while under the influence of the said drug.

He is said to be working in the oil industry, having retired from the game.

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Source: 90min