Among Norway’s, most decorated walkers have admitted possessing cocaine and driving while under the influence of medication.
Petter Northug, which has two Olympic and 13 world championships in suburban skiing, will confront three preliminary fees before a trial, prosecutors supported on Monday.
In a Facebook article, Northing confirmed he was stopped for speeding by authorities last Thursday.
“I made a major mistake,” he wrote. “I had been driving way too quickly and was also carried to the emergency area for a blood test.
“Additionally, the authorities found a smaller volume of medication at my property. It is cocaine.”
Northug, 34, was widely regarded as a possible future celebrity in his previous years and had patrons queuing to sign him as a teen.
However, in later years that he fought to recover from a succession of accidents and setbacks.
He had been detained in 2014 of drink-driving and sentenced to 50 days after crashing his vehicle and fleeing the scene. He cautioned and wore a digital tag for the length of the sentence.
He retired after failing to be healthy at the time of the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang.
The Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang reported he was stopped by police after forcing 168 kilometers per hour at a 110 km/h zone.