A grand jury in Catawba County indicted former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.
The charge stemmed from a search that deputies conducted on Mayfield’s property last week.
The grand jury met for several hours on Monday morning in Newton.
Deputies said they are continuing to work on a larger investigation involving allegations of stolen property from Lincoln and Iredell counties. Investigators said those items were recovered from Mayfield’s property.
“We're dealing with Lincoln County, Iredell County and some local cities, (and) possible charges here our county so the investigation has just started. We are about halfway through,” said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
Channel 9 went back to Mayfield’s property on Monday after learning that Mayfield owes taxes for both 2009 and 2010. According to the tax office in Newton, Mayfield owes $79,000 in taxes on the property, which includes his house and more than 380 acres of land.
Channel 9 did not see Mayfield at the home, but there were a few people who visited the property. No one wanted to talk on camera.
• May 2, 2009: Mayfield was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. (READ)
• June 9, 2009: Reports surfaced that Mayfield tested positive for methamphetamines during a random drug screening on May 1 at Richmond Motor Speedway.
• July 1, 2009: U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen granted a temporary injunction, lifting Mayfield’s suspension from NASCAR. (READ)
• July 15, 2009: NASCAR stated that Mayfield had again tested positive for meth during testing on July 6, five days after his suspension was lifted.
• July 15, 2009: Mayfield's stepmother, Lisa Mayfield, stated that she had seen him use methamphetamine many times since 1998. Mayfield denied her claims. (READ)
• July 24, 2009: A federal appeals court reversed Mayfield’s injunction and his suspension was reinstated. (PDF: Court Of Appeals Stay)
• July 26, 2009: Lisa Mayfield filed a lawsuit against Jeremy Mayfield for slander and sought unspecified monetary damages. (READ)
• May 18, 2010: A North Carolina state judge dismissed Mayfield’s claims against NASCAR that it set him up and he was a chronic meth user. (READ)
• April 22, 2011: Five dogs owned by Mayfield attacked a female mail carrier who was carrying a package to the front porch. She received several scratches and bite marks on her legs.
• November 2, 2011: Mayfield was charged with possession of Meth in Catawba County.