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Jack Bobridge arrested as part of police drug operation

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Former Australian cyclist Jack Bobridge is accused of selling hundreds of ecstasy tablets, after being caught up in an undercover police operation.

Almost a year since he stood on the podium at the Rio Olympics after narrowly losing in the men’s team pursuit final, the former hour record holder, stood in the dock at Perth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

It is alleged he sold the drug in significant quantities in several Perth suburbs over five months between March and July.

“Significant resources have been put into the Perth entertainment precincts to ensure that we identify those people selling drugs,” Det-Sen. Sgt Cox said. “We will continue to target anyone that enters the entertainment precinct with drugs.

“We want these venues to be safe for all patrons and we encourage all community members, including those who work in the entertainment sector, to provide us with information about drug dealing.

Bobridge has decided to end his professional cycling career last year at age 27 due to rheumatoid arthritis.

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