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Patriots safety Patrick Chung facing drug charge in New Hampshire county

New England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung is facing a felony drug charge in Belknap County New Hampshire, according to The Laconia Daily Sun.

Chung was indicted on the charge by a grand jury on August 8th, and he is expected to be arraigned on a charge of cocaine possession next Wednesday. A law enforcement source confirmed that it was Chung who was facing the serious charge.

Chung “did possess or have under his control a quantity of the controlled substance cocaine” on June 25 in Meredith, according to the indictment. When asked for a booking photo, Meredith Police Chief Kevin Morrow said Chung “was not arrested and there is no photo to provide.”

The indictment doesn’t make clear exactly the circumstances that led to the charge, but a grand jury felt there was enough evidence to bring the charges forward.

Chung will need to be present at his arraignment next Wednesday unless his attorney asks for the arraignment to be waived, or asks to appear on Chung’s behalf. In New Hampshire, Chung faces a 3.5-7 year prison sentence if he is convicted of the charge. The Laconia Daily Sun reached out to the Patriots for comment but didn’t receive a response.

Even if the charges do end up being dropped, the league will still conduct their own investigation, and there could still suspend him for a violation.

This is a breaking news story, and there should be more details as the day goes on. Stay tuned to ClutchPoints for any updates that may come.