Mayfield faces four additional felony charges on top of his illegal substance felony charge
While the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has completed the first week of the 2012 season, former driver Jeremy Mayfield learned that the grand jury in Catawba County, North Carolina, had decided today, February 20th, to indict him for three counts of possession of stolen goods and one count of obtaining property by false pretenses. All four charges are listed as felonies.
The newest indictment follows on the earlier felony charge for possession of methamphetamine in November of 2011. Mayfield will now appear in court for the separate charges; while they are related to the time frame in November, the felony drug charges are considered a separate issue.
Two of the charges relate back to November of 2010 and the other two were discovered on the same day of the illegal substance charge last year. It was a wide-spread sting on the former driver involving two other law enforcement offices from Lincoln and Iredell counties.
At the time of Mayfield’s arrest and the discovery of the illegal items at the NASCAR driver's residence, Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said, “We were overwhelmed by how much was there. It was in a large shed, in the residence, all over.”
In May of 2009, Mayfield’s woes first appeared when he tested positive for methamphetamine. He denied the charges and claimed it was due to medical reasons as he was using Adderall for deficit hyperactivity disorder and for his allergies, he was taking Claritin-D. The former racer continues to fight the NASCAR charges and has filed multiple lawsuits, including forcing the sanctioning body for stock car racing from taking the drug tests.
Reid added that Mayfield will turn himself in to the Catawba County Sheriff's office tomorrow.