Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New affidavits allege Mayfield meth use

Three friends of Jeremy Mayfield, who know the suspended driver from Kentucky, all testified to witnessing Mayfield use methamphetamine, The Associated Press reports.

Barry Lee said he first witnessed Mayfield use methamphetamine in 1999 in a garage at his home on Lake Norman and on his boat. Lee also said he saw the driver use meth at least 50 more times through 2000.

His affidavit said Mayfield was driving him to Lowe's Motor Speedway in 1999 when he pulled over, said, "You want to hit one?" and snorted methamphetamine off a mirror.

Click here to read Lee's affidavit.

On Monday, NASCAR asked a federal judge to order a mental and physical examination on Mayfield to determine if he has a substance-abuse problem and/or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The filing in U.S. District Court includes three affidavits and one deposition from four different people who claim to have witnessed Mayfield using methamphetamines multiple times since 1999.

Meanwhile, Mayfield's attorneys have filed papers listing more than a dozen friends and aquaintances of Mayfield's who will testify that he does not do drugs and speak to his character.

Click here to read the filing.

NASCAR suspended Mayfield for failing a random drug test collected May 1 and said he twice tested positive for methamphetamines. Mayfield has denied using the illegal drug.

He is now suing NASCAR, alleging his positive test result from May 1 came from the mix of the prescription drug Adderall for ADHD and the allergy medication Claritin-D.

- Associated Press, Doug Miller


Anonymous said...

If these people saw Mayfield using Meth, why did they not report him? They knew his profession and the dangers involved

cltindependent said...

I think they didn't report him because they used it with him and they were on the gravy train. Once they got kicked off the gravy train, no reason to keep his secret. NASCAR had no reason to lie on him. It's not like he wins against someone they support. The step mother or mother in law being trash doesn't make her a liar, or this "friend".

Anonymous said...

Wake up, White People! lol

Anonymous said...

No kidding!

I think they didn't report him because, to put it bluntly, he didn't do it!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey NASCAR, i saw jeremy using meth too. i'll testify to it. by chance do you have $100,000 i can "borrow"