Patriots’ Chung indicted for drug possession in New Hampshire

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung is in serious trouble. He was indicted on Thursday for cocaine possession in New Hampshire. 

According to Boston Herald’s Kevin Duffy, the incident with Chung being arrested for cocaine possession happened ‘on our about June 25.’ He reportedly received the indictment on August 8th. 

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung walks off the field before the game against the Tennessee Titans
Patrick Chung walks off the field before the game against the Tennessee Titans (Getty Images/Wesley Hit)

The Laconia Daily Sun reported the news first on Wednesday. Since then, it has been confirmed that the individual was indeed Chung in the post. 

“We are aware of the reports regarding Patrick Chung,” the Patriots said in a statement. “We will not be commenting whle his judicial proceedings take place.” 

The Daily Sun story says that ‘[Chung] did possess or have under his control a quantity of the controlled substance cocaine.’ Meredith Police Chief Kevin Morrow said to the Daily Sun there was no booking photo to provide. 

He has to be in court on Wednesday, August 28th at 8:30 am. The Daily Sun is reporting that this cocaine possession is a Class B femony. He could be potentially sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison. 

Chung has spent the majority of his career with the Patriots after spending one season with the Philadelphia Eagles. The 32-year-old Kingston, Jamaica native has played nine seasons with the Patriots and one season with the Eagles. 

He received a one-year extension onto his contract this off-season. He is now signed through the 2021 season with the one-year addition to his deal. 

In 2018, he appeared in 15 games, including 14 starts. Chung had 84 tackles, including one tackle for a loss, and two quarterback hits. He also had 0.5 sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, and three pass deflections.

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