A Jeremy Mayfield drugs arrest has taken over sports headlines as the former NASCAR driver was busted with 1.5 grams of meth, over 40 weapons and $100,000 of stolen goods at his North Carolina home. Mayfield was reportedly taken into custody on Tuesday evening.
A report from FOX News notes that officers were acting on a tip and brought a search warrant to Mayfield's Catawba home, north of Charlotte. Some of the stolen goods they found included parts from heavy equipment, scrap metal, welders, and stolen truck parts. The FOX story indicates that the retrieved items from Mayfield's home were "reported stolen by two local companies, Lee Family Real Estate, LTD and Larry Grant, Inc., a trucking firm."
A $3,000 bond was posted for Mayfield's release. The former NASCAR driver faces more possible charges in addition to drug possession. Mayfield was suspended indefinitely from his career of NASCAR racing back in 2009 due to testing positive for methamphetamine. This very substance could lead to further downfall for this former sports star. During his career from 1993 through 2009, Mayfield won five races, but also had 96 top 10 finishes. It's clear at this point that he has a problem that he needs help for, but unfortunately for him he may have serious legal consequences to face first.
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