Former Mets, Yankees player Dwight Gooden faces drug, DUI chargesPosted: Updated:
Former Mets and Yankees legend Dwight “Doc” Gooden is facing drug and DUI charges.
The arrest happened June 7 during a traffic stop in Holmdel, according to a criminal complaint.
Gooden was allegedly in possession of “a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine” and two “small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine.”
Gooden is expected to make an appearance in Monmouth County Court on July 23.
Gooden won the Cy Young with the Mets in 1985 and was a member of the Mets' 1986 World Series championship team.
The 54-year-old Gooden was previously arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident in New Jersey in 2010. He has long battled problems with alcohol and drugs, including cocaine.
He was suspended from baseball for part of the 1994 season and all of the 1995 season after testing positive for cocaine.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.