Patriots Safety Patrick Chung Was Indicted for Cocaine Possession

He faces a felony drug charge in New Hampshire, according to reports.

New England Patriots’ Patrick Chung lifts the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Patrick Chung, safety for the New England Patriots, has been indicted in New Hampshire for alleged possession of cocaine, according to reports.

The Laconia Daily Sun reports that the grand jury indictment for the felony charge came down on August 8 and that he is scheduled to be arraigned at Belknap Superior Court on August 28. He was not arrested.

Chung owns a home in Meredith, a town in central New Hampshire along Lake Winnepesauke, according to the Daily Sun.

The Patriots acknowledged the news in a statement early Thursday afternoon. “We are aware of the reports regarding Patrick Chung,” the team wrote. “We will not be commenting while his judicial proceedings take place.”

Chung first joined the Patriots roster in 2009, and has played nine seasons with the team. He has spent the offseason recovering after arm and shoulder surgeries for injuries sustained at the Super Bowl.

Depending on the circumstances, NFL policy dictates that players who are convicted of or admit to drug crimes can be suspended without pay for several games.