Former Mets ace Dwight Gooden was reportedly arrested on June 7 in New Jersey for possession of cocaine, the New York Put up reported Friday.
Gooden, 54, was additionally reportedly arrested for driving below the affect.
In line with the report, Gooden was stopped round 1 a.m. in Holmdel, N.J., a suburb of New York Metropolis. After pulling Gooden over for allegedly driving erratically, police found “two, small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine.”
Gooden was charged with third-degree possession of a managed harmful substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and being below the affect on the time, and driving below the affect.
Gooden has struggled with alcohol and substance abuse points for many years, and was suspended the complete 1995 season after a constructive drug take a look at. In 2006, he served seven months in jail for violating phrases of his probation for a drug-related offense.
When wholesome, Gooden was an enormous expertise, successful the 1985 Nationwide League Cy Younger Award and serving to lead the Mets to a World Sequence championship the next season. He completed his 16-year profession, which included stops with the Yankees, Indians, Astros and Satan Rays, with a 194-112 document with a 3.51 ERA.