Report: Police found cocaine at Patrick Chung’s house after alarm went off
Patrick Chung could be facing potential legal issues and NFL discipline after he was reportedly found to be in possession of cocaine recently. The way he got himself into trouble probably left the New England Patriots safety in disbelief.
Chung was indicted by a grand jury in New Hampshire earlier this week on a cocaine possession charge, but there is no record of him having been arrested. That is because the 32-year-old was not home at the time police found cocaine in his house. Jim Murray of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston reports that police discovered the substance while checking on Chung’s house after the alarm had tripped.
Source: Patrick Chung’s home in Meredith had an alarm tripped for a B&E.
Police show up to check on the home, have probable cause to enter the home, and ultimately end up finding cocaine, leading to the investigation and indictment.
— Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) August 22, 2019
If those details are accurate, it will be interesting to see how the legal process plays out. Chung owns the New Hampshire home, but he could probably claim the drugs did not belong to him — and they may not have. Still, even if he ends up being cleared legally, the NFL can suspend him for four games as a first-time offender of the league’s policy on substance abuse.
Chung has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots and is in his second stint with the team. This is the second time this year that he has dealt with legal issues, as he was also sued several months ago by a former Los Angeles Rams employee who claimed he lost his job over some trash talk with the veteran.