Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mayfield Is Denying All Charges

Former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeremy Mayfield was arrested Tuesday night on drug charges. Authorities were executing a search warrant for stolen property at Mayfield's home in Catawba and found methamphetamines, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.
Jeremy Mayfield’s Attorney says Mayfield had no Knowledge of the stolen items nor the Methamphetamine found on his property that lead to his arrest Tuesday.
Jeremy was Charged with one felony Count of Methamphetamine possession after police found 1.5 grams of what they believe to be methamphetamine on his property, according to a Catawba County (N.C.) Sheriff Incident report.
The Methamphetamine was found while four law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant for stolen property at Mayfield’s residence. They found approximately $100,000 in stolen property, according to a Lincoln county (N.C) Sheriff’s Office News release. The district attorney’s office will determine whether any charges are filed for possession of stolen property.
Mayfield attorney Daniel Marino issued a statement Tuesday night:
“Last evening, the Catawba County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search at the home of Jeremy Mayfield,” the statement said. “Mr. Mayfield understands that the purpose of the search was to seize allegedly stolen property and that the investigators claim to have seized methamphetamine from his home.
“Mr. Mayfield has no knowledge of either stolen property or methamphetamine being present on his property and denies the accusation that he was in possession of methamphetamine or any other illegal drug and he denies any suggestion that he knowingly received or possessed stolen property.”
Marino’s statement Tuesday indicated that Mayfield is cooperating with authorities. Mayfield's next court date on the drug charge is scheduled for Nov. 14.
Statement from NASCAR: "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.”
Jeremy Mayfield is currently out of jail on a $3,000 bond.
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