Former Olympic kayaker, brother jailed for drug production

December 18, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) Two-time Olympic silver medalist Nathan Baggaley and his brother were jailed for two years and three months on Friday for producing 18,000 pills of a party drug and trying to make methamphetamine, or ice.

The former kayaker, who won silver medals in the K1 and K2 events over 500 meters at the 2004 Athens Games, and younger brother Dru Baggaley, both admitted making the pills, saying they thought the drug was safe and legal.

They also pleaded guilty to trying to produce about 100 grams of methamphetamine in 2013.

Nathan Baggaley, who also served bans for steroid use during his kayaking career, will be eligible for parole next November.