Mildenhall: Speedway stars’ shock at former champ’s drug rap

Former world speedway champion Michael Lee

Former world speedway champion Michael Lee

Former speedway stars Chris Louis and Kevin Jolly have shared their “shock and disappointment” at ex-world champion Michael Lee’s conviction for drug possession.

Lee admitted possessing cannabis and amphetamine after leading police to a small stash of drugs when they called at his Freckenham Road home in Worlington to conduct a search in February.

The 54-year-old was fined £300 for the 12.44grammes of cannabis and £300 for the 1.12grammes of amphetamines, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

The Mildenhall speedway co-promoter was said to have a “history of drug problems” and had undergone “a great deal of fame at a young age, great deal of success, great deal of heartache and problems since then.”

The court was told that at the time of his arrest, Lee’s 11-year relationship had broken down and he “was under a great deal of turmoil.”

A Mildenhall speedway club statement read: “Fellow co-Promoters Chris Louis and Kevin Jolly are shocked and disappointed by the news that Michael Lee was found guilty yesterday at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court of being in possession of drugs. They want to make it clear that they in no way endorse his actions.

“They wish now to give Michael a short period to reflect on the situation and potential consequences of his actions after which time a further statement will be issued by the club.”