Ben Cousins to face further drugs charges in Armadale Court

Ben Cousins. Photo: AAP
Ben Cousins. Photo: AAP

FALLEN AFL premiership player Ben Cousins is facing two new drug charges stemming from his arrest earlier this year over an alleged family violence incident in Perth.

The 40-year-old drug addict was arrested in August during a disturbance at a Canning Vale house and was later allegedly found with 13 grams of methylamphetamine hidden in his rectum.

He has now been charged with a further two counts of possessing a prohibited drug and will appear in Armadale Magistrates Court on Friday via video link from Hakea prison.

Cousins faces a total of 18 offences including aggravated burglary, aggravated stalking and possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply.

Most charges relate to Cousins allegedly repeatedly breaching a violence restraining order taken out by his ex-partner Maylea Tinecheff.

The court previously heard on one occasion, Cousins sat in a car with Ms Tinecheff while holding a screwdriver and said: “I can’t wait to use it.”

The former West Coast captain later allegedly threatened: “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to take your life and your freedom and the things you love the most.”

Cousins also allegedly said he was going to bury her car “where she would survive for a couple of days, then he would bring the kids to play so she would hear them but would not be able to get to them”.

The Brownlow medallist was released from Acacia prison in January about two months short of his one-year sentence for stalking Ms Tinecheff.

He worked part-time at West Coast but left earlier this year.

Cousins looked healthy and sported a neat beard during his last court appearance in October, as his family watched on.

He is scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on December 19 on the remaining 16 charges.