Irish sprinter Leon Reid on bail after being charged with drugs offences

Jane McGuire
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Photo credit: Sam Barnes - Getty Images
Photo credit: Sam Barnes - Getty Images

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  • Irish sprinter Leon Reid has been charged with conspiracy to supply a class A drug, permitting premises to be used in the production of a class A crack cocaine, concealing criminal property and acquiring criminal property.

  • Reid won bronze in the 200m at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Reid appeared at Bristol Magistrates' Court on March 31 with three other men and has been released on bail. He denies all the charges put before him and will appear at Bristol Crown Court on May 12. A fifth man failed to appear at the hearing and a warrant is now out for his arrest.

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An Athletics Ireland statement, released on Wednesday, said: ‘Athletics Ireland has been notified today that an Irish international athlete, Leon Reid, has been charged with a criminal offence outside the jurisdiction of Ireland.

‘Athletics Ireland cannot comment further until all elements of due process have been completed.’

Reid, who was born in Bath, won a 200m silver medal at the European Junior Championships in 2013 when competing for Great Britain, but he later chose to represent Northern Ireland and Ireland. He won a bronze medal for Northern Ireland in the 200m at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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