HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has been charged with drug possession in New Jersey after a traffic stop last month.
Gooden’s car was stopped by police in Holmdel, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from New York, early on June 7 for failure to maintain a lane and driving too slow, according to a criminal complaint provided by the Monmouth County prosecutor’s office.
Two plastic baggies allegedly containing cocaine were found in the 54-year-old Gooden’s car.
Gooden has been charged with cocaine possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of drugs.
The New York Post was first to report on the criminal charges in a story published Friday.
“I think all of us probably in this room have dealt with people dealing with substance abuse, alcohol, whatever it may be,” Boone continued. “I think we can all relate a little bit, feel for him and certainly, my heart goes out to Dwight.”