Former Olympic athlete Nathan Baggaley is due to face drug charges in Lismore Local Court today after he was arrested on Friday night in a major Australian Federal Police drug bust at Tweed Heads.
The disgraced dual silver-medallist canoeist, 37, was one of three men arrested in relation to a clandestine amphetamine drug-lab.
Baggaley, who grew up in Byron Bay and was a high-profile member of the local surf club there, faces seven charges.
They include the manufacture and distribution of amphetamines, supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug and conspiring to manufacture and import drugs into Australia.
The drug bust was part of an ongoing investigation into amphetamine trafficking.
Baggaley, a former Gold Coast lifesaver and once Australian Athlete of the Year, was arrested with a 52-year-old man who were both remanded in custody over the weekend.
Another man, 32, also alleged to be part of the illegal operation, was arrested at Forster.