Lenny Dykstra charged with cocaine possession over Uber confrontation
Former New York Met Lenny Dykstra is facing prison time over drug possession discovered after he allegedly threatened an Uber driver.
A Union County, N.J. grand jury indicted Dykstra on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of meth, and making terroristic threats, according to TMZ. Each charge carries a penalty of 3-5 years in prison.
“A grand jury will indict a ham sandwich,” Dykstra’s attorney Matthew Blit told TMZ. “The evidence in this case overwhelmingly confirms Lenny is innocent.”
Dykstra was originally arrested in May after an Uber driver claimed that the former MLB star put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him. Dykstra told police he wasn’t carrying a gun at the time of the arrest. If convicted, it would not be his first time in prison, having served a bit more than six months in prison in 2013 for his role in an illegal scheme to use stolen identities to acquire cars.