Wicks bought 30 pills: police

A FORMER girlfriend of Grafton Ghost Danny Wicks stands accused of supplying 30 ecstasy tablets to the former NRL star at a McDonald’s car park in Mayfield in the Newcastle area last year.

An article in Fairfax newspapers yesterday revealed the woman, Emma Kate Frankham, 23, of Wickham was formally charged in Newcastle Local Court this week, though she did not appear and no plea was entered on her behalf.

Police allege Wicks contacted Frankham after 3am on Sunday, September 13, hours after the Knights were beaten out of the NRL final series by the Bulldogs, to purchase the 30 tablets.

Frankham is accused of meeting Wicks and another man at the McDonald’s car park before the alleged deal took place. It was the same weekend as the Newcastle Rugby League grand finals and the day before Mad Monday festivities, the article said.

Wicks quit the Knights after he was charged with drugs supply and possession in December and moved to Yamba in January.

Wicks’s case will be mentioned in Newcastle Local Court next week and an adjournment is expected.

Danny Wicks’s brother Brett Wicks and his partner Tristen Davenport, of Grafton, are also facing drug supply charges.

Danny’s former teammate and flatmate Chris Houston has been charged with three counts of supplying ecstasy and one count of supplying cocaine.

Wicks is expected to play for the Grafton Ghosts this weekend.

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