Parramatta NRL star Corey Norman has been linked to a police investigation after capsules were allegedly seized at Sydney’s Star City casino on Friday.
Norman was with a group of men who were stopped outside the entrance of the casino for a routine security check late on Friday night.
Several capsules in a small container were alleged found by security staff on a 25-year-old man.
The man was spoken to by security staff but allowed to leave.
Police said on Sunday that enquiries into the matter were continuing.
Fairfax reported Norman was with a group of friends and it was believed he was not in possession of the capsules but was part of the police investigation.
“Shortly before 11pm on Friday 20 May 2016, a 25-year-old man was searched by security officers as he entered a venue on Pyrmont Rd, Pyrmont,” police said in a statement.
“The man allegedly produced a small container holding several capsules. He was spoken to by security officers but was allowed to leave.
“Police were subsequently contacted and officers from Sydney City Local Area Command are continuing with their enquires into the matter.”
Police were reviewing CCTV footage of the incident and the capsules were sent for forensic analysis.
Norman was at Eels training on Sunday ahead of their clash with Melbourne on Monday night when Parramatta resume their quest to overcome the loss of 12 competition points due to salary cap breaches and claim an unlikely finals berth.
The NRL integrity unit has been made aware of the incident.