The DNA of former AFL coach Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson has been detected on the vast majority of illicit pills tested at the Groovin the Moo music festival in Canberra.
Festival-goers voluntarily submitted their pills to a testing station operated by a team of scientists, who analysed the pills to determine whether they contained potentially dangerous ingredients, and also whether they’d previously been handled by any high-profile AFL figures.
To the analysts’ surprise, Bomber Thompson’s fingerprints were detected on 77 of the 85 pills tested.
The finding was ‘a real curve ball’ according to one analyst, who spoke to The First Reserve on behalf of the testing station.
“It would appear that Mr Thompson has been in direct contact with most of the pills we tested today,” the analyst said.
“We expected to find some nasty stuff — meth, ketamine, perhaps even some non-psychoactive chemical contaminants. But detecting Bomber Thompson’s DNA in virtually every sample? Nobody saw that coming.”
When informed that their pills could be traced back to a legendary AFL player and coach, festival-goers expressed generally positive reactions.
“It gives me a bit of reassurance,” said 23 year-old Tim Burke.
“I’ve always taken a careful approach to drug use, because you usually don’t know where the pills have come from.
“But now that I know they’ve come from the man who steered Geelong to two premierships, I can double-drop with absolute peace of mind.”
This follows revelations that Bomber Thompson’s DNA was found on a large stash of illegal substances seized from his home in Port Melbourne.