Police drop Karmichael Hunt cocaine charge

A cocaine possession charge against rugby union player Karmichael Hunt has been dropped due to a lack of evidence, his lawyer says.

Hunt was charged after officers allegedly found him in possession of cocaine and alprazolam - better known as Xanax - during a search in a car park in the inner-Brisbane suburb of Fortitude Valley on December 30.

Adam Magill, Hunt's lawyer, said prosecutors had dropped the cocaine possession charge following negotiations on Friday.

"It was determined that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him with respect to the cocaine charge," Mr Magill told AAP.

"(Hunt) is obviously very relieved, he can move ahead now and focus on his training."

Good news for Hunt. Image: Getty

Queensland Police, the Queensland Rugby Union and Rugby Australia declined to comment.

The 31-year-old appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday charged with two counts of possessing dangerous drugs - one of them being the cocaine charge - and contravening a police direction.

He was immediately stood down from all team-related activities with the Reds when the incident came to light and has since trained alone.

The contravening a police direction charge alleges Hunt failed to provide identification to police at Fortitude Valley police station on January 6.

The case is adjourned until February 19.

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