24-fight MMA veteran Jake Heun pleaded guilty to charges earlier this week that say he imported methamphetamine into Australia last year and trafficked cocaine between 2019 and 2020.
Heun, 33, pleaded guilty to the charges on Tuesday when appearing in front of the Magistrates Court of Victoria through a video call.
The specific charges state that Heun imported a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug (methamphetamine) on September 10th, 2020, and trafficked a controlled drug (cocaine) between May 2019 and September 2020.
Other charges that Heun was previously facing (one count of trafficking a controlled drug, one count of attempting to possess a commercial quantity of border controlled drug and one count of importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled precursor) were withdrawn from the case.
Heun is expected to appear on November 11th for his plea hearing. A plea hearing gives the prosecution and defence the opportunity to “present information that they want the judge to take into account when deciding on the sentence,” per The Office of Public Prosecutions Victoria
It was first reported that Heun was battling a court case in March. The light heavyweight fighter has been inactive from MMA since late 2019 and has been absent from his social media platforms since September 2020.
Heun’s extensive MMA record includes fights in PFL, RIZIN, and an appearance on the UFC TV series “The Ultimate Fighter” in 2012. His last fight saw him move up to heavyweight to defeat Satoshi Ishii at RIZIN’s New Year’s Eve card in 2019.