Mayfield Arrested On Drug Charges
CATAWBA, N.C. — Banned from NASCAR after failing a drug test in May 2009, Jeremy Mayfield was arrested Monday night when Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies found methamphetamine, dozens of guns and nearly $100,000 in stolen goods on his property.
Mayfield was arrested in the town of Catawba on possession of methamphetamine charges after deputies raided his home with a search warrant after acting on a tip that stolen property was being kept there.
Mayfield was scheduled to have a hearing Wednesday morning, but was released from jail on $3,000 bond Tuesday night.
Stolen items estimated at nearly $100,000 in value were found on the property with Larry Grant, Inc., and Red Bull Racing listed on the police report.
Red Bull Racing issued a statement Wednesday.
“We can confirm that we filed a police report for stolen property earlier this year. We have been made aware of the situation and are working with local authorities to gain more information,” the statement read.
Mayfield tested positive for methamphetamine and was suspended from NASCAR on May 9, 2009. Mayfield maintained his innocence and later sued NASCAR for breach of contract, discrimination and defamation.
The lawsuit was dismissed in May 2010, but Mayfield continued to maintain his innocence.