Former Mets Star Dwight Gooden Arrested for Cocaine Possession in New Jersey

Mets ace Dwight Gooden arrested on cocaine possession charge

Former New York Mets and Yankees superstar Dwight Gooden was reportedly arrested last month for possession of cocaine and driving under the influence.

The Post says that Gooden was pulled over for driving too slowly on a highway and for failing to maintain the lane.

In the documents obtained by The Post today, Gooden was charged with possession of an illegal narcotic in the third-degree, among another charge for carrying drug paraphernalia.

He is scheduled to make an initial court appearance on July 23. He also received a ticket for driving under the influence.

The New York Post was first to report on the criminal charges in a story published Friday. He went to rehab in 1987 after he tested positive for cocaine. However, Gooden was suspended for the entire 1995 season after failing another test.

Former MLB star and Cy Young victor Doc Gooden is in more legal trouble.

He also did an eight-month stint in jail for a probation violation after showing up to a meeting with his probation officer while high on cocaine.

The former ace was charged with driving while intoxicated in 2002, arrested for driving with a suspended license in 2003 and charged with misdemeanor battery in 2005.

The arrest is the latest in the athlete's lengthy public battle with cocaine addiction, which overshadowed his storied sports career.

A year later, Gooden was given a key to the city by Mayor Bill de Blasio with Strawberry and other members of the World Champion 1986 Mets in attendance, such as Jesse Orrosco and Bobby Ojeda.

Gooden played for the Mets from 1984-1994.

Gooden won the NL Cy Young Award in 1985 after leading the Major League Baseball in wins (24), ERA (1.53) and strikeouts (268), claiming the pitchers' Triple Crown.

If the New York Mets ship away Noah Syndergaard, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen should demand a haul in return.

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