Australian schoolie could spend life in jail for 'white powder'

  • 23/11/2016
Jamie Murphy
Jamie Murphy

The white powder found on a Perth teenager at a Bali nightclub is "most likely paracetamol", 9News has reported. 

Eighteen-year-old Jamie Murphy was arrested after he was found in possession of a white powder while on a trip to Bali. 

But new reports claim the substance was not illegal, and his blood and urine tests came back negative for drugs. 

The Perth teenager is part of a massive influx of schoolies frequenting the holiday island and its night spots over the past week.

Police say he was walking into the Sky Garden night club when he was searched by security, who allegedly found a plastic bag containing a white powder.

The teen spent two nights in custody at Kuta police station after the arrest, but will be freed once the results become official, News Corp reports.