The former Australian Idol star is said to have been caught with a bag of “white powder” whilst on a night out on Thursday at the Caringbah Hotel in Sydney’s south.
A New South Wales police spokesperson confirmed the news that a 42-year-old man was arrested by police after “allegedly being detected with white powder, believed to be cocaine”.
“About 8.15pm yesterday (Thursday 13 September 2018), officers from the Sutherland Shire Police Area Command along with Public Transport & Public Safety Command and the Dog Unit, were conducting a drug operation at a licensed premises on Port Hacking Road at Caringbah,” the statement read.
“A 42-year-old man was arrested by police after allegedly being detected with white powder, believed to be cocaine.
“The man was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Thursday 11 October 2018, for the offence of possess prohibited drug.”
In January 2017 Noll was arrested and charged over the assault of a bouncer outside an Adelaide strip club.
And in a 2008 interview with The Daily Telegraph, he spoke about his battles with drug and alcohol, saying that his lowest point came after the death of his father in 2001.
“I got to a stage where I had to own up to it,’’ he said.
“I’d turned into a zombie on the lounge. I wasn’t doing anything useful.
“My dad never drank and he never smoked.
“He worked his fingers to the bone. You can be a good man and, still, things can go wrong,” he added.
“You can wrap yourself in cotton wool and get hit by a truck. So I thought, bugger it, I’m going to live life, try things, have a bit of fun and not live in the closet. I don’t want to live my life worrying about what might go wrong.’’
Earlier this year, footage emerged of Noll hurling abuse at an audience member at the Duck Creek Picnic Races in the regional NSW town of Nyngan
Noll has yet to comment on Thursday night’s incident.
This article was first published by New Idea.