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New England Patriots' Patrick Chung Indicted On Cocaine Possession Charge
Police were reportedly responding to a possible break-in at the football player's New Hampshire home when they allegedly discovered drugs.
New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung has been indicted on a felony cocaine possession charge after police allegedly found drugs at his New Hampshire home while responding to a suspected break-in.
Chung, 32, was indicted on Aug. 8 in relation to an incident earlier this summer, the New York Post reports. The NFL player’s neighbors report that Meredith police were called to Chung's home June 25 in response to a possible break-in after an alarm went off, CBS Boston reports.
Once there, officers found that Chung “did possess or have under his control a quantity of the controlled substance cocaine,” reads an indictment obtained by the Laconia Daily Sun. Chung was not arrested during the June incident, and he is scheduled to appear in court for his arraignment on Aug. 28, according to the outlet.
The New England Patriots responded to news of Chung's indictment in a brief statement shared on social media Thursday.
“We are aware of the reports regarding Patrick Chung,” the team's statement reads. “We will not be commenting while his judicial proceedings take place.”
If convicted, he could face a sentence of up to seven years for what constitutes a class B felony, according to CBS Boston.
Chung could also face an NFL suspension of up to four games, in accordance with the league’s rules regarding possession of illegal substances, Sports Illustrated reports.