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Hunt has avoided conviction after a cocaine possession charge against him was dropped.

He was arrested in December on the cocaine charge and a second count of possessing the prescription drug Xanax.

On Monday, the Wallabies player was fined a total of $600 (£340) over the second charge and for failing to turn up at a police station.

Prosecutors dropped the charge of cocaine possession due to a lack of evidence, local media reported.

Hunt's lawyer, Adam Magill, argued in court that a conviction would have limited the rugby player's movements in Australia and overseas.

The lawyer said Hunt had taken a tablet of Xanax from his partner to offset stress and to help him sleep. 

He had failed to report to police for fingerprinting within seven days of being charged because he wanted to avoid media representatives outside his house, Mr Magill said.

Hunt was stood down by his team, Queensland Reds, immediately after the charges were laid on 30 December. The team and Rugby Australia did not immediately comment on Monday.

A former rugby league and Australian Rules football player, Hunt played six Tests for the Wallabies last year after making his debut against Fiji in June.

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30 minutes ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

His lawyer sounds like he deserves every penny with that result.

Quite.

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He had failed to report to police for fingerprinting within seven days of being charged because he wanted to avoid media representatives outside his house, Mr Magill said.

This is quite extraordinary!

I agree with the sentiment, that lawyer appears to be top class.

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29 minutes ago, Vichyssoise said:

This is quite extraordinary!

I agree with the sentiment, that lawyer appears to be top class.

Reminds me of Kinky Friedman's (highly unreliable) anecdote about the lawyer Wolf Nachman, who was so good, he got a charge of aggravated sodomy reduced to a caution for tailgating.

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