ADELAIDE'S head of football Adam Kelly was left "disappointed and angry" after the police found Brad Crouch and Tyson Stengle in possession of an illicit substance on Monday morning.

The leaders of the club will meet to decide a club sanction for the two players after the pair were pulled over in a taxi on Grenfell Street in Adelaide at 5.15am on Monday.

"We're not entirely sure as to why the police pulled them over," Adelaide head of football Adam Kelly told SEN.

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"We can only imagine that they (the police) had a suspicion that they would find something in possession of the players, which is obviously what has occurred."

Brad Crouch gets a handball away under pressure. Picture: AFL Photos

Adelaide is unsure of whether a strike will be handed to both players through the AFL's illicit drugs policy at this stage.

"I spoke with Brad yesterday, he was disappointed and embarrassed," Kelly said.

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Crouch is set to explore his options as a restricted free agent, but Kelly admitted this incident "wouldn't be helpful" as the midfielder seeks his next deal. 

"We had been waiting for Brad and his management to come back with any offers they've received from any other clubs before we made any decisions over whether we would match those offers or otherwise, I think that will still be the case."



It's the second indiscretion this year for Stengle after a four-match suspension in April for driving an unregistered vehicle and recording a blood alcohol reading of 0.125.

"It's very disappointing that in the space of six months we've got two significant breaches of our expectations," Kelly said of Stengle.

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Stengle signed a two-year contract extension in August after playing 12 games this season.

Kelly denied the Crows had a drug problem as a football club.

"There's no problem that I'm aware of, but I think it would be naïve to suggest that societal problems don't make their way into football," he said.