Olympian boxer, 40, jailed for trafficking methamphetamine

An Olympic boxer has been jailed for nearly five years after police found $130,000 worth of drugs in his possession.

Peter Wakefield, who competed at the Athens games in 2004, was sentenced in the South Australian District Court this week.

The 40-year-old who was nicknamed 'Pistol Pete' had previous problems with anabolic steroids, before he began using methamphetamines and cannabis.

Former Olympic boxer Peter Wakefield (right) has been jailed for nearly five years after police found $130,000 worth of drugs in his possession

Former Olympic boxer Peter Wakefield (right) has been jailed for nearly five years after police found $130,000 worth of drugs in his possession

Wakefield was alleged to have possessed 131g of methamphetamine, with Judge Paul Cuthbertson calling him a 'significant' supplier, according to The Advertiser.

'He was quite high in the supply chain and there is a significant element of commerciality in his offending,' he said.

Wakefield was also alleged to have sold drugs to another man, with police discovering two tubs with 52.1g if methylamphetamine in a car following an exchange at the boxer's home.

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