A boxer and former NRL player has been accused with stealing $2,000 in cash, different power tools, and iPads, as well as drugs possession.
Willis Meehan, 27, pleaded not guilty to counts of stealing and operating a vehicle, breaking and entering and stealing, possession of a prohibited drug, and goods in custody.
Meehan, who played one game for the Sydney Roosters in 2014 before quitting to pursue boxing, is accused of breaking into Austwel Building Materials in Cabramatta, southwest of Sydney, on October 23.
On Monday, the Fairfield Local Court heard that the athlete allegedly took nine sets of keys, cash, two iPads, tools including an angle grinder and a drill, batteries, and a tool bag while inside.
On November 7, the 27-year-old was reportedly caught with methamphetamine, and a number of allegedly stolen items were discovered at an apartment he supposedly frequented.
Two motorized scooters and several other power equipment, including a saw, drill, blower, and impact drivers, were confiscated from the residence.
He has been been behind bars since November 8.
Meehan must remain with his family in Liverpool, refrain from illegal substances, report to police three times a week, and observe a curfew from 8pm to 4am.
Meehan’s career in the National Rugby League was brief, as he only played one game for the Sydney Roosters in 2014.
Outside the Star Casino in July 2015, he headbutted a man and stole his watch before being fired.
He has an amazing boxing record and has not lost a single one of his 12 fights.
Ten of the fights resulted in knockouts.