Former New York Mets and Yankees superstar Dwight Gooden was reportedly arrested last month for possession of cocaine and driving under the influence.
According to the New York Post, Gooden was arrested on June 7 by the Holmdel Police Department. Gooden was pulled over just past 1:00 AM and was allegedly found with “two small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine,” according to a criminal complaint filed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
The Post says that Gooden was pulled over for driving too slowly on a highway and for failing to maintain the lane. The report says Gooden was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence at the time.
Gooden has a long history with drug addiction. He went to rehab in 1987 after he tested positive for cocaine. He was later suspended for an entire season in 1995 after another failed drug test.
He also served eight months in jail for violating his probation when he showed up high on cocaine to a meeting with his probation officer in 2006.
Gooden won 194 games in his career and retired in 2001.