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Breaking news from the NFL today as New England Patriots safety, Patrick Chung, has been indicted on cocaine possession charges in New Hampshire.
According to the Laconia Daily Sun, on June 25th, Chung “did possess or have under his control a quantity of the controlled substance cocaine” as per the indictment.
While full details surrounding the incident have not been clear, a source told Jim Murray of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, that an alarm was tripped in Chung’s home. When police showed up, they entered his home with probably cause, eventually finding cocaine, which led to the investigation and indictment by the Belknap County grand jury on Aug. 8.
Chung, 32, played with the Pats from 2009 – 2012, and then returned to the team in 2014. In his career with the Patriots, he’s won three Super Bowls and had just signed an extension with New England this past April.
Per The Laconia Daily Sun, cocaine possession is a Class B felony and carries a potential prison term of 3½ to 7 years.
The Patriots responded to the situation through Twitter.
Statement from the New England Patriots:
We are aware of the reports regarding Patrick Chung. We will not be commenting while his judicial proceedings take place.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 22, 2019
Chung is scheduled to be in Belknap Superior Court next Wednesday to be arraigned on the charge of cocaine possession.