Mike Hassini has denied plotting to supply cocaine – after the reality TV star appeared in court facing three drug charges.
26-year-old Mike, who used to star on The Only Way Is Essex between 2015 and 2018 – appeared at London's Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday.
This comes after he and a friend were arrested back in April after a property the star was living at was searched by cops, according to The Sun.
The personal trainer only spoke to confirm his name as he stood in the dock, as members of his family looked on from the public gallery in the courtroom.
Mike, who hails from Brentwood in Essex, wore grey tracksuit bottoms along with a white T-shirt during the hearing.
The former ITVBe star pleaded not guilty to a total of three drug-related charges involving cocaine.
The charges include conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (cocaine), possession of cocaine with the intent to supply and finally possession of criminal property, an amount of cash.
This comes as the judge, Sandy Canavan, remanded the pair in custody ahead of a three to four day trial which is set to take place on November 22.
The pair were arrested back on April 16 in Havering, East London, according to a previous Metropolitan Police statement.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson at the time confirmed: "Two men appeared in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 19 April, charged in connection with the supply of Class A drugs.
"Michael Hassini, 26, was charged with conspiracy to acquire, use or possess criminal property, being concerned in supply of cocaine and possession with intent to supply cocaine."
The two are scheduled to appear in court for a pre-trial review hearing on October 20.
Hassini's last appearance on TOWIE was back in 2018, and his latest Instagram post was shared in April.
The fitness trainer had been celebrating the reopening of gyms in England and a snap showed him sitting in a garden with his gym weights around him.
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