Former Mets pitcher busted in Holmdel on cocaine charges

NEW YORK NY- JANUARY 26 Dwight Gooden introduces National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob de Grom of the New York Mets during the 2019 Baseball Writers' Association of America awards dinner on Saturday

Dwight Gooden was arrested last month for cocaine possession according to a report. More

Former major league pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested last month on suspicion of possession of cocaine, according to a complaint from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office that was obtained by multiple outlets.

Gooden was pulled over by the Holmdel Police Department on June 7 when he was traveling too slow and failing to maintain his lane on the highway.

In 2010, Gooden crashed his vehicle in Jersey while under the influence of drugs - he was driving his 5-year-old son to school at the time of the crash.

In 2016, Dwight Gooden asserted that he was sober and the cocaine use that plagued him as a player and afterward was in the past.

Gooden was suspended for part of the 1994 season and all of 1995 after testing positive for cocaine.

Two plastic baggies allegedly containing cocaine were found in the 54-year-old Gooden's auto.

Gooden won 1914 games in his career and retired in 2001.

He also was ticketed for driving under the influence, which is a municipal offense.

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.

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, 54, was arrested last month by police in Holmdel, N.J., a community not far from the Jersey Shore, during an early morning stop, the New York Daily News is reporting. In 2006, the 1985 Cy Young Award victor was arrested for showing up under the influence of cocaine to meet with his probation officer.

Eleven years later, in 2006, Gooden was still battling his cocaine demons. That was also in New Jersey and he later joined "Celebrity Rehab with Dr".

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