Jeremy Mayfield: Meth Issues Keep Former Racer's Life Spinning out of Control

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistNovember 2, 2011

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield's drug problems are still controlling his life.

He was arrested Tuesday night on charges of possession of methamphetamine, which is the same drug that he tested positive for on two separate occasions in 2009 and led to his departure from NASCAR. 

According to the report from WBTV Channel 3 in Catawba, N.C., deputies entered his home with a search warrant following a tip that there were stolen goods. 

Mayfield was arrested in his home in the town of Catawba on possession of methamphetamine charges, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies had gone to Mayfield's home to execute a search warrant on a tip there were stolen goods in the house. During the search, deputies found the methamphetamine.

They also found items that may be stolen, but deputies have not verified the items taken are in fact stolen property.

Mayfield has a scheduled court appearance Wednesday morning. His is out of jail on a $3,000 bond.

The news should not come as a surprise considering that Mayfield tried to defend his previous failed drug test due to a combination of allergy medicine and Adderal. 

Still, it is sad to see any athlete in the prime of their life throw it all away for drugs and substance abuse. Perhaps this is the wake-up call that Mayfield needs to get his life back on track. 

Of course, there are some people who are beyond help or don't believe that they need it. Mayfield had everything taken away from him two years ago because of this drug and he is still messing around with it. 

NASCAR, which doesn't have to do anything since Mayfield doesn't work for the organization anymore, could step in to lend a hand if he wants to get his life in order. The onus does not fall on them to stick their hand out for him, but he needs someone, somewhere to kick him in the ass really hard and really fast. 

UPDATE: According to TMZ Sports, police also seized approximately 40 firearms from Mayfield's house and a number of stolen items, including Red Bull Racing gear, commercial sound equipment and industrial machinery. 

Apparently, he was planning to stop the zombie attack by blasting them with firearms, blowing their ear drums out and needed fuel to stay awake in order to do it.

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