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Pats' Chung faces cocaine possession charge

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Cary Erickson | 22 August, 2019, 20:39

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung was indicted on a cocaine possession charge on August 8, a law enforcement source told Michael Mortensen of The Laconia Daily Sun.

The incident occurred on June 25 in Meredith, New Hampshire where Chung has a residence.

The Patriots commented on the story later on Thursday in a tweet.

Since then, it has been confirmed that the person given the indictment is, in fact, Patrick Chung of the New England Patriots.

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Cocaine possession is considered a Class B felony, which can carry a potential prison term of 3.5 to seven years.

Chung has not played in the preseason.

In a statement, the Patriots said, "We are aware of the reports regarding Patrick Chung". He has not played thus far in the pre-season, although he has been a regular participant in practices, according to ESPN. Originally a second-round pick out of OR in 2009, Chung has won three Super Bowls with the Pats. He lasted just one season with the Eagles, playing in 12 games.

An 11-year National Football League veteran, Chung has been a key cog in the Patriots' defense as part of three Super Bowl championship teams. The 32-year-old safety has 11 interceptions and 4.5 sacks during his 10-year National Football League career.