Drug charges against Patrick Chung conditionally dismissed

Ryan Hannable
January 13, 2020 - 3:00 pm

The drug charges in New Hampshire against Patrick Chung have been dropped -- on a conditional basis.

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According to a press release from Belknap County attorney Andrew Livernois, criminal charges against Chung have been dropped on the following conditions: Chung has to remain on good behavior for a period of two years, he needs to submit to periodic drug testing (once a month for first 12 months, then every 90 days for the rest of the two-year period), he needs to perform 40 hours of community service connected to drug abuse (at least 20 hours in New Hampshire) and if he fails to comply with any of these, the state has the right to reinstate the charges.

The release notes the factors that led to the agreement include, Chung having no prior criminal record, fully cooperating with police at the time of the incident and also the drug amount being small.

Last summer, Chung was charged with possession of cocaine at his home in Meredith, New Hampshire.

The 32-year-old Patriots safety played through numerous injuries this past season and is signed through 2021.

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