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Troubled Home and Away heart-throb Orpheus Pledger will admit to using ice and pills

Orpheus Pledger, the former star of Home and Away, is poised to get off with a slap on the wrist after charges that he was caught with methamphetamine, also known as ice.

The buffed actor will be dealt with ‘off papers’ at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court rather than being brought into court to face the music, in a sign of the times in Covid-plagued Melbourne.

Pledger is anticipated to admit to having a little more than half a gram of amphetamine and 30 Diazepam tablets, according to the Daily Mail Australia.

Pledger’s Home and Away character Mason Morgan (left) was killed off in the 2019 season finale. He was caught by uniformed police allegedly in possession of meth.
Home and Away star Orpheus Pledger appeared in Channel 7’s The All-New Monty: Guys & Gals last year 

On February 19, police detained him in Prahran, a suburb just outside Melbourne’s CBD, when he was allegedly caught with the drugs.

On Thursday, Pledger was supposed to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on two counts of narcotics possession, but the case was postponed for ‘diversion’ next week.

Pledger will not formally plead to the charges under the diversion plan, instead of making admissions to the charged offenses.

Diversion plans are frequently given to first-time offenders under Victorian law, and they are designed to have minimal impact on a person’s life in the future.

After being placed on a diversion plan for an assault charge in May, MasterChef’s Ben Ungermann was given an undertaking of good behavior and told to donate $1000 to White Ribbon Australia.

Ungermann, unlike Pledger, was forced to fly from Queensland to Melbourne to face the magistrate in person.

Court hearings are virtually completely held through video links under Melbourne’s current Covid lockdown, with many matters being dealt with in chambers by magistrates.

In July, the Daily Mail Australia discovered that Pledger had run afoul of the law.

Sources claim they have been worried about Pledger’s since his character was killed off in 2019

Before he was accused of transporting the lethal substance ice, his life had been on a ‘downward spiral.’

Pledger, a sculpted Adonis on the outside, allegedly sent off alarm bells when filming Channel 7’s The All-New Monty: Guys & Gals in Sydney late last year.

Pledger looked to enjoy his time pulling his gear off on camera for his adoring admirers as if it were a glorified strip show.

Covid had seen Pledger reinvent himself as an Instagram star and part-time music producer after his Home And Away character was killed off in 2019.

He made news in October when he revealed a new love interest, and Pledger was said to be “the happy” he’d been in a long time.

However, in June, the 28-year-old raised eyebrows when he filmed himself in the shower and disclosed a lot more than he bargained for.

In the obscene video, Pledger briefly exposes his manhood.

Before stepping out naked and preening in front of the bathroom mirror, he had been flaunting his ripped physique.

While it was dismissed at the time as a harmless mistake, the Daily Mail Australia has learned that those closest to Pledger were concerned for his well-being.

During an unusual court appearance in July, he requested the magistrate to ‘be gentle’ with him as he sucked from a vaporizer and stroked a black cat.

Pledger has been struggling since leaving Home And Away in 2019, according to a source close to him who preferred to remain anonymous to Daily Mail Australia.

‘Orpheus has been exhibiting this troubling behavior for a time,’ the insider claimed, referring to his return to Melbourne after his character was killed off.

According to insiders, his increasingly unpredictable and concerning behavior persisted after his breakup from his spouse late last year.

Since the charges were made public in July, the actor’s Instagram feed has been rather quiet.


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