SHANNON Noll has pleaded guilty for possession of cocaine in a Sydney pub and will be sentenced later today.
The Australian musician appeared this morning at Sutherland Local Court after being packed in a bag at the Caringbah Hotel in southern Sydney with half a gram of the forbidden medicine last month.
The 43-year-old lawyer, Bryan Wrench, entered his client’s guilty pleadings on Thursday, while Noll sat outside the courtroom.
Mr. Wrench asked whether the charge for possession of a prohibited drug comes to a verdict immediately.
Noll was arrested after a search of a dog’s quote on September 13.
A New South Wales police spokeswoman previously told news.com.au that Noll was arrested by the police after “allegedly being discovered with white powder, presumably cocaine.”
‘Around 8.15 am yesterday (Thursday, September 13, 2018), police officers Sutherland Shire, together with the Public Transport & Public Safety Command and the Dog Unit, conducted a drug operation at a licensed building on Port Hacking Road in Caringbah. , “The spokeswoman said.
“A 42-year-old man was arrested by the police after allegedly being discovered with white powder, presumably cocaine.
“The man received an announcement from the field court to appear in the Sutherland court on Thursday, October 11, 2018, for having banned drugs.”
Noll arrived in court this morning in a blue suit and tie and held an umbrella while the rain came down.
Noll first grew to fame as second in the first season of Australian Idol in 2003.
The drug allegations come after a series of incidents at live shows. In July, images emerged of Noll throwing abuse at a concertgoer – who had thrown beer cans at him on stage – at the Duck Creek Picnic Races in the regional NSW town of Nyngan.
Noll called the audience member an ‘f — head’ and offered $ 100 for someone to ‘hit that f — for me’.
A month later, the What About Me singer held up two middle fingers for critics of the infamous ‘beer can’.
Despite the fact that at the time he made a public apology for his behavior, he later blamed the media for the controversy.
In January 2017, Noll was arrested and charged with the attack on a bouncer outside a Adelaide strip club.
The father of the three has been open about his struggle with addiction.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph in 2008, he talked about his drug and alcohol fighting, where he said his lowest point came after his father’s death in 2001.
“I came to a stage where I had to own it,” Noll said at the time. “I had turned into a zombie in the lounge. I did nothing useful.
“My father never drank and never smoked.
“He worked his fingers to the bone. You can be a good man and yet things can go wrong, “he added.
‘You can wrap yourself in cotton wool and get hit by a truck. So I was thinking, joking, I’m going to live life, try things, have a little fun and not live in the closet. I don’t want to lead my life to worry about what can go wrong. “”