A record-setting lifter who died at the age of 88, according to the Guinness World Records, may have had a bit of a run-in with the law.
In May, Craig Mackey of Wollongong, a former member of the Wests Tigers rugby club, broke a world record for the deadlift, standing 7.88 metres.
But when he was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs in November, police charged him with possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and cannabis, as well as failing to stop after being stopped by police.
“I’ve never seen anyone do this, ever,” said one of the officers involved, Sgt Jason Jones.
“They are really well known.
I’ve seen him twice, he’s not the first.”
Mr Mackey’s family has previously said that his death was not related to the drugs charges.
However, when police arrived at his Wollondilly home, they found two dead chickens.
“We were called back out of the blue by an officer saying ‘come out, come out and let’s see’,” said his sister, Trish.
The police were not able to locate the man, who died of complications of diabetes. “
When I got home they called me and said they had the drug arrest on them, so they were going to have to come back and get him.”
The police were not able to locate the man, who died of complications of diabetes.
Mr Mackeys brother, Gary, told ABC Radio 5Live: “He didn’t do anything.
He was a good guy, he was a family man, he loved animals and he was just a regular guy.”
A police spokesman said the charges against Mr Macsons brother were “unfounded” and the investigation was continuing.
The death of Mr Mackys brother comes as a report from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission said there were “no clear indications” of a breach of the Investment Industry Regulatory Authority Act, as Mr Mac’s death is reported to have been.
The report, released on Thursday, said there had been no clear indication of breaches of the Act by Mr Mac.
The AUSTRIA COMMISSION has called for an inquiry into Mr MacKys death and said there was “no indication” of wrongdoing.
AUSTRA is investigating the matter and has asked the State Government for any evidence that may help with the investigation.”
A review of the circumstances surrounding his arrest will provide the opportunity to determine if any breaches occurred, and the relevant law enforcement authorities should take appropriate action.”
AUSTRA is investigating the matter and has asked the State Government for any evidence that may help with the investigation.