Professional boxer Lauryn Eagle allegedly returns positive drug test

Lauryn Eagle has allegedly tested positive in a random drug test.  Photo: Brendan Esposito
Lauryn Eagle has allegedly tested positive in a random drug test. Photo: Brendan Esposito

Professional boxer Lauryn Eagle has allegedly tested positive in a random drug test after she was pulled over in Peakhurst.

The 29-year-old, who won the Australian super-featherweight title last year, was at the wheel of a black Audi Q5 when she was stopped for a random breath test on Henry Lawson Drive at 10am on Wednesday, a NSW police spokeswoman said.

After Eagle tested negative for alcohol she was given a random drug test, which allegedly returned a positive reading.

At this point, she was arrested and taken to Kogarah Police Station for a second test.

Lauryn Eagle speaking to Nine's Today show on Friday morning.  Photo: Nine Network

Lauryn Eagle speaking to Nine's Today show on Friday morning. Photo: Nine Network

"This is all standard protocol," the police spokeswoman said. "Now that test will be sent for analysis."

However, Eagle said the alleged positive reading is due to a prescription drug she takes for ADHD.

"It's narcolepsy [medication], modafinil ... for the ADHD which my doctors prescribed me," Eagle told Channel Nine.

"The allegations of being on illicit drugs, as you can imagine in the industry I'm in, it's heartbreaking."

Lauryn Eagle is yet to be charged by police.  Photo: Kate Geraghty

Lauryn Eagle is yet to be charged by police. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Eagle's lawyer, Adam Houda, told Fairfax Media multiple doctors had confirmed that the drug, which is usually prescribed for narcolepsy, could cause a positive reading in a drug test.

"There's an innocent explanation for any positive reading that might come up, and it's been confirmed by two doctors that the prescription drug [Eagle is taking] would bring up a positive," Mr Houda said.

"She's very upset by this smear campaign. I've known Lauryn a long time; she's a high achiever and a great role model for young women."

Eagle, who is also a former water-skiing world champion, was issued with a prohibition for driving for 24 hours before being released.

She has not been charged while police wait for the results of the second test, which the spokeswoman said could "take some weeks".

The penalty for driving under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs in NSW includes fines of up to $2200, a 12-month licence disqualification and a prison term of up to nine months. Penalties increase after the first offence.

Eagle appeared in court in 2010 for driving after her licence had been suspended and giving police a false name, but had her conviction quashed for a 12-month good behaviour bond.

She was arrested in 2013 for refusing to leave Northies Cronulla Hotel and was given an infringement notice.

Eagle was also convicted for property damage in 2014 and ordered to stay away from her mother and sister after an incident at her mother's Peakhurst home.

The story, Professional boxer Lauryn Eagle allegedly returns positive drug test, first appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald.