Ex-NASCAR Driver Arrested On Drug Charges

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has been charged with possession of methamphetamine.

The 42-year-old former Sprint Cup driver was arrested Tuesday night at his home in the western North Carolina town of Catawba, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office. Mayfield posted $3,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

A warrant says Mayfield was in possession of 1-1/2 grams of meth.

The phone at his home rang unanswered Wednesday morning.

Mayfield was suspended from NASCAR in May 2009 for failing a random drug test. Mayfield denied he was using an illegal drug, but NASCAR said he tested positive for methamphetamines.

In unsuccessful legal challenges to his suspension, Mayfield said his positive test stemmed from a mix of an over-the-counter allergy medication and the prescription drug Adderall.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 at 04:07 PM
    He just likes the "go fast".
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Nov 3, 2011 at 01:43 PM
    I never thought much of Jeremy Mayfield. The idiot was way in over his head and thought NASCAR was dumb enough to try to make them believe it was 2 medications combined causing his positive test. He wont ever be racing again.
  • by JA Location: Goldsboro on Nov 2, 2011 at 06:34 PM
    Meth does not care who you are, or.. what you have or have going for you. It will take everyone and everything you have away and it doesn't take long at all. I hope he can get the help that he is really gonna need..
  • by Funn! on Nov 2, 2011 at 05:31 PM
    I can't say that I blame the guy, meth is good stuff. Cured my depression, night blindness, ED, dandruff, sinuitis, alcholaism, hay fever, parkinonism, narcolepsy and club foot. Whats no to love???
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      by Bookie on Nov 3, 2011 at 05:31 AM in reply to Funn!
      Too bad it didn't help the spelling skills.
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        by CCM on Nov 3, 2011 at 05:50 AM in reply to Bookie
        Good one there Bookie! You're awesome!! Wish I were you!!!
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      by ???? on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:37 PM in reply to Funn!
      What the hell is parkinonism? It sure you doesn't help with stupidity does it?
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      by hahahaha on Nov 3, 2011 at 08:22 PM in reply to Funn!
      no buddy, you just 'think' it has...
  • by Joe on Nov 2, 2011 at 04:45 PM
    Whats your "excuse" this time? Addicts are full of excuses and lies.
  • by X racer. Location: N.C. on Nov 2, 2011 at 04:24 PM
    What a waist of talent! This guy could of helped so many people with the opportunity he had but it also shows how weak minded some people are. I really think Nascar should of tried to help him instead of just throwing him out of the sport.
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      by bs on Nov 2, 2011 at 06:29 PM in reply to X racer.
      one- he wasnt that good. two he denied using the drugs, meaning he did not want help. you cant help someone that does not want to help themself. and would you want to be racing at 200mph and have a high meth addict in the next car? nascar did the right thing.
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      by Joe on Nov 2, 2011 at 06:39 PM in reply to X racer.
      How do you know they didn't try?
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      by Methy on Nov 3, 2011 at 06:06 AM in reply to X racer.
      "What a waist of talent! " Yep meth helps with wait-loss (sic) too. LOL
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      by Gary on Nov 3, 2011 at 10:04 AM in reply to X racer.
      What the heck does his talent have to do with his waist?
  • by Red-Headed Stranger on Nov 2, 2011 at 02:11 PM
    Maybe somebody needs to "RATTLE HIS CAGE"
  • by Allen Location: Greenville on Nov 2, 2011 at 02:10 PM
    How sad...It doesn't matter what you do for a living no one is out of reach of drugs...Jeremy had a good career and life.. and drugs took them away..Let's hope he can get help and get his life together....
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      by Ughhh No on Nov 3, 2011 at 02:40 PM in reply to Allen
      Drugs did not take them away, he threw away his career and life when he decided to do meth. His fault not the drugs!
  • by LOL Location: Greenville on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:22 PM
    Traded in his wife, traded in his career, traded in respect for disgust. Don't think he had any brains to trade in for his being an idiot, however.
  • by Anonymous Location: Delaware on Nov 2, 2011 at 12:07 PM
    ADHA is a disease just like any other disorder, the sad thing about it is alot of people with ADHD try to self medicate themselves. Just a shame, drug addition of any kind is just sad. Praying for him and his wife that they can make it thru this.
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