Add another piece to the Patrick Chung puzzle regarding his indictment.
News surfaced Thursday that a Belknap (N.H.) County grand jury had indicted the New England Patriots safety on a charge of cocaine possession. According to court documents, Chung "knowingly" possessed cocaine on June 25 in Meredith, N.H., where he has a home.
So, how did Chung get busted? According to 98.5 The Sports Hub's Jim Murray, Chung's indictment may have been a coincidence when police showed up at his home to check for breaking and entering after his alarm was tripped and found cocaine in the house.
Source: Patrick Chung’s home in Meredith had an alarm tripped for a B&E.— Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) August 22, 2019
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.
The Athletic's Jeff Howe also reported that local police in New Hampshire are aware of this possible scenario.
This is the word circulating local PD in NH https://t.co/CA9ffZwHLA— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) August 22, 2019
Murray reiterated his report Thursday afternoon on NBC Sports Boston's simulcast of "Felger & Mazz," which you can watch in the video player above.
Belknap County Attorney Andrew Livernois' account of the incident, per USA TODAY Sports' Tom Schad, seems to back up Murray's report:
Belknap County Attorney Andrew Livernois: "Members of the Meredith, N.H. police department were called to Mr. Chung’s residence on a call for service. During the course of that call, the police obtained the evidence which has led to the current charges being filed."— Tom Schad (@Tom_Schad) August 22, 2019
Chung has an arraignment scheduled for next Wednesday in Belknap County Superior Court. The Patriots and the NFL both released brief statements acknowledging his indictment, although we likely won't know what discipline (if any) Chung will face from the league until his legal case is resolved.
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