Radio host Ray Hadley is reportedly “devastated” after his police officer son was allegedly caught trying to purchase cocaine from a dealer on Friday night.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the 2GB presenter’s son Daniel Hadley was off duty when he was arrested, and later charged, for possession of the drug.
Hadley, 28, was caught at the Australian Hotel and Brewery, in the Rouse Hill area of Sydney, and is believed to have been under surveillance by officers from the Professional Standards Command, investigating whether he was involved with illegal substances.
The arrest is said to have hit his father hard and the veteran radio host apologised for not going to air today on his Continuous Call Team show. Hadley’s colleague Mark Levy apologised to listeners, sighting “family matters”.
New South Wales are now said to be reviewing Hadley’s future with the force. He has been granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on September 12. Ray Hadley is expected to give a statement at a press conference on Saturday.
Hadley is known for his no-nonsense style of interviewing and this week cut an interview with Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton short, after the Coalition pollie failed to provide clear answers to Ray’s questions.
Bringing the interview to an abrupt end on Thursday, Hadley said: “We’ll leave it there, let’s not go any further.”
Hadley had accused Dutton of being too scared to “say what he really thinks”, telling him: “I don’t want you to be sacked as immigration minister but I hope one day you can come on the program and say what you really think, that you’re not hamstrung by your cabinet commitments.
“When it comes to challenging the prime minister you have to watch your Ps and Qs because you might end up the minister for nothing.”