MEREDITH, N.H. (CBS) – Patriots safety Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a cocaine possession charge.
Documents released Thursday show Chung was indicted on Aug. 8 for the incident, which police say took place on June 25 at Chung’s million-dollar lakeside house in Meredith.
Meredith Police said they were called to Chung’s home on a “call for service.” According to neighbors, officers came to check on a possible break-in because an alarm went off.
“During the course of the call, the police obtained evidence which has led to the current charges being filed,” Meredith Police said in a statement.
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Chung was not arrested at the time. He is due in court on Aug. 28. The charge is a Class B felony, which means, if convicted, Chung could face up to seven years in prison.
His neighbors in Meredith were shocked by the indictment.
“I expected more of him,” said Jack Carey. “I thought he was above that.”
However, Karin Itrato said she always found him to be the “nicest guy in the world.”
“He has had many people here renovating the house over the past year. And I am sort of surprised that nobody thought of that to begin with,” Itrato said.
The Patriots issued a brief statement after news of Chung’s indictment broke.
“We are aware of the reports regarding Patrick Chung. We will not be commenting while his judicial proceedings take place,” the team said.
Chung has played nine seasons with the Patriots. He had 83 tackles last season.
He has won three Super Bowls with the Patriots. That includes Super Bowl LIII against the Rams, when he left with an arm injury.
Chung did not play and was not seen at Thursday night’s pre-season game against Carolina in Foxboro.