Cocaine traces were allegedly detected on former AFL star Wayne Carey as he tried to visit indigenous inmates at Barwon Prison. Carey was accompanying former Geelong star Ronnie Burns to the prison when he was scanned for drugs on Wednesday.
The Herald Sun says Carey was told he could go into the jail to talk to the inmates if he submitted to a strip search, which he declined.
The paper said he and Burns, who runs a mentoring program, walked away amicably.
Corrections sources said the scanners did not necessarily indicate someone was carrying drugs.
But they did show the person had come in contact with a drug, inadvertently or intentionally.
Carey has admitted since the end of his football career that he did have a cocaine and alcohol problem.