Former AFL champion and premiership-winning coach Mark 'Bomber' Thompson has been charged with drug trafficking and possession.

The 54-year-old was arrested and charged almost five months after police executed a warrant at his Port Melbourne home.

Thompson was charged with two counts of trafficking ecstasy and trafficking methyl amphetamine.

He was also charged with possessing amphetamine, ecstasy and LSD, and possessing prescription drugs without a prescription.

Three others were charged in January following the police search on Thompson's property.

The former Geelong and Essendon coach appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

Thompson played 202 games for the Bombers, captaining the club and winning two premierships.

He went on to win two flags as coach at Geelong in 2007 and 2009.

He returned to Essendon as an assistant under James Hird during the club's disastrous supplements program, which saw 34 players suspended by anti-doping authorities.

Thompson took over the senior role for one season in 2014 while Hird served an AFL-imposed ban for bringing the game into disrepute, and left the club at the end of that year.

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