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Sam Frost’s boyfriend Dave Bashford pleads guilty to cocaine possession in Bondi

Home and Away star Sam Frost’s boyfriend Dave Bashford is busted with cocaine at a Bondi Beach bar during police raids

Dave Bashford, the boyfriend of Home and Away star Sam Frost, has pleaded guilty to the charge of possessing cocaine.

The 27-year-old defence worker was busted at the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi Beach on May 4 during a covert police drug operation.

According to court documents, Dave was seen acting suspiciously when uniformed police and a drug detection dog walked onto the premises.

In court: Dave Bashford (left), the boyfriend of Home and Away star Sam Frost (right), has pleaded guilty to the charge of possessing cocaine. Pictured with Sam

In court: Dave Bashford (left), the boyfriend of Home and Away star Sam Frost (right), has pleaded guilty to the charge of possessing cocaine. Pictured with Sam

Dave pleaded guilty to the charge at Waverley Local Court in Sydney on June 4 and he will be sentenced there on June 25.

Sam, 30, who has been dating Dave since 2017, has reportedly been struggling since her boyfriend’s arrest.

A source told Woman’s Day on Monday: ‘She’s been struggling with the whole situation. 

Caught: Dave (pictured with Sam) was busted at the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi Beach on May 4 during a covert police drug operation. He pleaded guilty to the charge at Waverley Local Court in Sydney on June 4 and he will be sentenced there on June 25

Caught: Dave (pictured with Sam) was busted at the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi Beach on May 4 during a covert police drug operation. He pleaded guilty to the charge at Waverley Local Court in Sydney on June 4 and he will be sentenced there on June 25

‘It’s been a complete blow to her… Sam is extremely private and protective of Dave and their relationship, and something like this happening just puts such a strain on them.’ 

Sam confirmed her relationship with the navy diver, with whom she had been friends for a long time, in July 2017.

At the time, she told The Daily Telegraph: ‘I feel really blessed to have a friendship that has turned into something more.

‘It’s nice to be able to share [my career success] with him.’ 

'It's been a complete blow to her': Sam, who has been dating Dave since 2017, has reportedly been struggling since her boyfriend's arrest

‘It’s been a complete blow to her’: Sam, who has been dating Dave since 2017, has reportedly been struggling since her boyfriend’s arrest 

Sam previously told TV Week that she feels ‘protective’ of Dave due to the media interest in their lives.

‘I do feel protective. I like having an element of my life that’s private – it’s important to treasure it,’ she said last year.

Before dating Dave, Sam was in a relationship with Sasha Mielczarek, whom she met on The Bachelorette in 2015. They broke up after 18 months together.

High-profile romance: Before dating Dave, Sam was in a relationship with Sasha Mielczarek, whom she met on The Bachelorette in 2015. They broke up after 18 months together

High-profile romance: Before dating Dave, Sam was in a relationship with Sasha Mielczarek, whom she met on The Bachelorette in 2015. They broke up after 18 months together

Daily Mail UK

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