Experienced light heavyweight fighter Jake Heun is currently facing drug trafficking charges in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Heun, 33, appeared in front of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria on Thursday in relation to charges that allege he was trafficking drugs between 2019 and 2020, per court documents that were recently obtained by Knockdown News.
Heun is facing two counts of trafficking a controlled drug, one count of importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, one count of attempting to possess a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs and one count of importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled precursor.
The charges allege that Heun imported methamphetamine into the country and attempted to possess it in September of 2020.
Charges detailed in court documents alleged that Heun trafficked cocaine between May of 2019 to September of 2020 in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. They also alleged that Heun imported methyl alpha-phenyl acetoacetate in November.
Heun is expected to appear again on May 4th for a committal hearing. There are few details regarding the case currently as it is still in the preliminary stages.
Heun has 29 pro MMA bouts on his record. His last appearance was in late 2019, where he defeated Satoshi Ishii at RIZIN 20. The fight was Heun’s third consecutive victory for the promotion.
“We knew nothing about this matter and are shocked to hear about the news,” said a RIZIN representative Thursday.
Earlier fights in Heun’s career include fights in PFL (formerly known as WSOF) and an appearance on season 19 of UFC’s TV program “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Heun stopped appearing on social media site Twitter in September, eventually removing his account from the platform at some point. His Instagram is still up but has remained inactive since mid-September.
Heun’s MMA record dates back to 2011 and includes 15 wins.