Jeremy Mayfield Arrested

Jeremy Mayfield Arrested
Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield, suspended from association with the 2009 for a failed drug test, was arrested at his western North Carolina home and charged with possession of methamphetamine, and police said Wednesday he could face more charges.

Mayfield was arrested Tuesday night on charges of possessing 1.5 grams of methamphetamine, according to the office of the Catawba County Sheriff. Mayfield, 42, posted $ 3,000 bond and was to appear in District Court on Wednesday. The call to the office of the clerk in Newton was not immediately returned Wednesday afternoon.

Detectives from the neighboring county of Lincoln said about $ 100,000 worth of items that belonged to the company in the county were also found in the house of Mayfield, and they plan to charge him with possession of stolen goods.

Office of Lincoln County Sheriff says Mayfield was heavy equipment parts, welders and welding accessories, truck parts, engraving machine and other items that they say, there have been stolen from two companies in late 2010 and early 2011.

The phone rang unanswered at home in Catawba Mayfield several times on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if he has a lawyer representing him in the case of drugs.

Former Sprint Cup driver has been suspended from NASCAR in May 2009 after failing random drug test. Mayfield denied that he had used an illegal drug, but NASCAR said he tested positive for methamphetamines.

In the unsuccessful legal challenges to his suspension, Mayfield said his positive test caused by a combination of over-the-counter allergy medications and Adderall prescription drugs.

"I just heard and read news about the incident, Jeremy Mayfield, we will see how the facts play out", NASCAR representative Kerry Tharp said in an e-mail. "The goal of NASCAR in its program of addiction is always safe to keep the competition and create opportunities for the treatment of those who need it."

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