Former Olympic kayaker Nathan Baggaley has been denied bail after facing Byron Bay Local Court yesterday charged with mailing prescription drugs to a prison inmate.
He has also been charged with assaulting police and attempting to escape custody.
Police allege than on August 7 last year, a letter addressed to an inmate at the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre Aldavilla was intercepted by corrections officers.
They say the envelope contained quantities of the prescription drug Buprenorphine, which is typically used to help people withdraw from heroin addiction.
Following investigations and analysis of the drug, the 39-year-old was arrested at Tweed Heads Police Station on Wednesday and was remanded in custody to appear before Byron Bay Local Court yesterday (Thursday 9 April 2015).
Baggaley, who was on bail pending a court case on separate drugs charges scheduled for July had bail formally revoked.
He will appear in court again on this matter in June.
Local media is also reporting that Baggaley was intercepted at Bluesfest on Good Friday, where he was charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and escaping police custody.