(Mayfield was released on $3,000 bond after his arrest on Tuesday evening)
Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and stolen goods on Tuesday night.
According to an arrest report by the Catawba County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Department, officers from Catawba County, Lincoln County, Mooresville Police Department and Hickory Police Department uncovered approximtaely $100,000 of stolen property on Mayfield's 400 acrea residence as well as 1.5 grams of methamphetamine. Officers also found 40 firearms in a safe that were also confiscated.
"Upon the search of property, a small amount of methamphetamine, or what we believe to be methamphetamine, was seized and he was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine,” said Police Captain Joel Fish.
Mayfield was arrested an released on $3,000 bond. He faces a November 14th court hearing.
Among the stolen poroperty were reportedly items from Red Bull Racing and the team confirmed the discovery in a statement it released on Wednesday.
"We can confirm that we filed a police report for stolen property earlier this year,” read the TRB statement. “We have been made aware of the Mayfield situation and are working with local authorities to gain more information."
Mayfield tested positive for methamphetamines in 2009 and suspended by NASCAR under the sanctioning body's substance abuse policy. He still contends the results were a false positive in response to a mixture of over the counter medications and filed a lawsuit against NASCAR.
In May 2010, U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen dismissed all claims by Jeremy Mayfield in his lawsuit against NASCAR.
NASCAR released a statement in the wake of Mayfield's arrest this week:
“Having just heard and read the news about the Jeremy Mayfield incident, we will have to see how the facts play out. NASCAR’s goal in its Substance Abuse program has always been to keep competitors safe and create treatment opportunities for those who need it."
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