The drugs scandal currently facing the Gold Coast Titans has deepened further, with two more of the club’s former players now facing charges as part of a broader investigation into a South-East Queensland drug syndicate.

ABC News report that 33-year-old Ashley Harrison, who retired from the club at the end of last season, has been charged with two counts of supplying cocaine, and issued with a notice to appear in court next month.

28-year-old Steve Michaels, who is currently playing for English club Hull, faces 10 counts of supplying cocaine. He faces an arrest warrant, which will be served when he returns to Australia.

Investigators allege that Michaels and Harrison “contacted the syndicate to get cocaine for personal use or to on-supply to friends and colleagues” between June and November of last year.

Five current Titans players, Beau Falloon, Jamie Dowling, Greg Bird, Dave Taylor and Kalifa Faifai Loa, are facing charges, along with former squad member Joe Vickery.

Queensland Reds star Karmichael Hunt has been charged in the same investigation.

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