Bernard Tomic involved in major party drug investigation in Australia
Tennis star is believed to have been at a penthouse party in the Gold Coast area where two teenage girls were allegedly supplied cocaine by local nightclub king Jamie Pickering
Sydney: Australian tennis ace Bernard Tomic has reportedly been caught in a major party drug investigation in Australia.
Tomic is believed to have been at a penthouse party in the Gold Coast area where two teenage girls were allegedly supplied cocaine by local nightclub king Jamie Pickering, who is the son of 1970s national political cartoonist Larry Pickering.
Bernard Tomic. Pic/ AFP
According to News.com.au, Pickering was arrested in March as part of a 19-month police probe into bike gangs and organised crime links to Gold Coast's party drug trade and was charged with five offences including supplying drugs to minors.
Although police said that Tomic, who is a friend of Pickering, was at a party organised by the nightclub king, they however, dismissed reports that they wanted to question the tennis player as there was no evidence he was involved in any illegal activity.
Tomic, who was bundled out of this week''s French Open in the first round, was busted by police last year for speeding in Pickering''s yellow Ferrari, the report added.