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Jeremy Mayfield arrested for meth possession

Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:39 am
Edited on: November 3, 2011 8:26 pm
 
Posted by Pete Pistone

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield is seen in an undated photo provided by the Catawba County, N.C., Office of the Sheriff. Mayfield has been charged with possession of methamphetamine. The 42-year-old former Sprint Cup driver was arrested Tuesday night, Nov. 1, 2011 at his home in the western North Carolina town of Catawba, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.  (AP Photo/Catawba County, N.C., Office of the Sheriff)
(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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Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Jeremy Mayfield arrested for meth possession

He cracked after everyone started calling him "Jeeer-e-meee" from the old Dodge commercial he was in...



Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 10:57 am
 

Jeremy Mayfield arrested for meth possession

wow what a surprise its Jeremy Methfield in the 19 car.


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Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:50 am
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Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:34 am
 

Jeremy Mayfield arrested for meth possession

Don't worry Jeremy said it was just a bag of allergy meds.  A junkie is junkie no matter how much money you have. Sorry you lose your right to drive in NASCAR and make million due to meth, and keep on using it, that is a junkie.  To bad for him and his family.  Jail and rehab will be his next stop.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:57 am
 

Jeremy Mayfield arrested for meth possession

How sad.  He was not a bad driver.  I remember one year he gave Dale Earnhardt all he could handle at Pocono.  I was hoping all this was false.  I don't know where he goes from here.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:48 am
 

Jeremy Mayfield arrested for meth possession

NASCAR + METH = Deliciously white-trash 

(It should also serve as a wake-up call to all of the people in this country who think drugs are an inner-city and/or minority thing (think: black and NBA).  Meth is now worse in "Rural USA" than crack was for inner cities during the 1980's.  Funny how we haven't adjusted the prison sentences accordingly like we did with crack (versus powder cocaine).  Gee.  I wonder why that hasn't happened?!?!?  (Yes, that was sarcasm.)   



Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:11 am
 

Jeremy Mayfield arrested for meth possession

JM has hit rock bottom. Now it's up to him to either lie still or fight back and overcome this addiction.



Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:21 pm
 

Jeremy Mayfield arrested for meth possession

I wanted to believe a mistake was made when all this first happened.  i did not want to believe that Jeremy was guilty, let alone that he was into meth.  I felt awful for him and his wife.  But as time went on some things did not make sense to me, and I no longer believed him. At that point I felt he should go to rehab. He was given every opportunity to do that.  I believe drug addiction (including prescription abuse) is an illness. Many who get caught up in drugs do not have the opportiunity or advantages that Jeremy had to get treatment and turn around their lives. He was not fair to his fans and even the regular viewer let alone Nascar, his sponsors, teammates etc.  Very, very sad; as I do still believe it is an illness.  But he has hurt many by pursining this.  i hope and pray that this comes to closure, and that Jeremy gets the help he truly needs.



Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Jeremy Mayfield arrested for meth possession

I remember this story when it first came out about his suspension from Nascar. So many die hard fans said Nascar is the evil empire and railed on them. They railed on Nascar's penchant for grudges, their unfair treatment of certain drivers (robby gordon), and their backwoods testing procedures. Me thinks Nascar was dead on...



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:21 pm
 

Jeremy Mayfield arrested for meth possession

Hmm,maybe stepmom,was looking out for him! What a joke,and its on him!


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