MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 03: Wayne Carey addresses the audience after he was made an inductee of the AFL Hall of Fame at the 2010 Australian Football Hall of Fame induction dinner at Crown Palladium on June 3, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

AFL great Wayne Carey has avoided charges following an incident at a Perth casino where a white substance was spotted falling out of his pocket.

Carey, who was stood down by both Channel 7 and Triple M in the wake of the incident, stated that the substance in question was 'crushed-up anti-inflamms' that he requires to treat ongoing health issues that are a result of his sporting career.

Carey was escorted out of the Perth casino after security were brought to the scene.

Crown banned Carey from their venues for two years, with Carey unable to attend the 2022 Brownlow Medal count late last month as a result of the ban.

Police were not contacted until days after Carey's stay at Crown Perth, however an investigation into the incident eventually took place.

That inquiry has since reached its cessation, with WA Police not charging Carey for the September 1 incident.

“This investigation has been finalised and no criminal charges have been preferred,” a spokeswoman told The Age. 

While Carey has been confirmed not to be part of Triple M's commentary team for 2023, Channel 7 are yet to make announce their decision in regards to the 51-year-old's position with the broadcaster.

Reports have suggested it is unlikely Carey remains with Channel 7, given his contract expired at the end of the 2022 season.

Carey played 272 AFL games across a career with North Melbourne and Adelaide, winning two premierships and seven All-Australian selections with the former.