Orpheus Pledger Wiki – Orpheus Pledger Biography
Orpheus Pledger is a former Home and Away star who has been hauled into court on drug charges, with police alleging he was caught with illicit substances earlier this year.
He appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday on two counts of drug possession.
He is 28 years old.
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Police allege he was caught with half a gram of methylamphetamine, also known as ice, in Prahran on February 19 this year.
He also allegedly had 30 tablets of Diazepam, more widely known as Valium, without a prescription.
He has not yet pleaded guilty or not guilty to the charges.
Pledger appeared as Noah Parkin on Neighbours before winning hearts as Mason Morgan on Home and Away.
He has also been seen on the small screen in TV shows Silversun, CrashBurn, The Secret Life Of Us, and in the TV movie Schapelle.
His character Mason Morgan was killed off in 2019 when Pledger decided to leave the show.
Morgan was shot by a gang in a siege when they took over the hospital where he worked.
Pledger recently revealed on Instagram that he plans to start DJing and has been making electronic music.
He appeared in court before Magistrate Hugh Radford via videolink from his loungeroom- due to Victoria’s ongoing Covid-19 threat.
Dressed in a black t-shirt and wearing dark spectacles, Pledger’s cat could be seen wandering past as he asked for his matter to be adjourned to allow him to seek legal advice.
Pledger contested details of his alleged offending be released to the media.
‘Well, seeing as though I don’t have counsel present, I would like to keep things out of the media until the matter is resolved,’ he told the magistrate.
‘That well maybe your wish,’ Mr. Radford replied, ‘but the issue is … if we were in normal times, the media is quite entitled to sit at the back of the court … so I don’t believe I could restrict them from at least obtaining a copy of the charges.’
A despondent Pledger reluctantly accepted the magistrate’s call before pleading for mercy.
‘Be gentle, your honour,’ he said.
Mr. Radford laughed.
‘I’m always gentle sir,’ he said.
Drug possession in Victoria can earn an offender anywhere up to a year in prison.
However, first-time offenders can often escape from fines to good behavior bonds should they plead guilty at the earliest opportunity.
Any kind of conviction would be devastating to the career aspirations of the young star, who has been trying to reinvent himself as a music producer.
Pledger quit Home And Away in 2019 after deciding he wanted to pursue a career in music.
He recently returned to screens to bare all for Seven’s All-New Monty: Guys & Gals.