News broke today of New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung being indicted for his possession of cocaine.
Meredith Police Chief Kevin Morrow gave detail that the three-time Super Bowl champion has yet to be arrested.
“[He] did possess or have under his control a quantity of the controlled substance cocaine” Morrow said. “[Chung] was not arrested and there is no photo to provide.”
The first thing that comes up as a red flag to me is this. Why was he not arrested?
What prompted the search of Chung’s home in Meredith was reportedly a breaking and entering into his home which triggered the burglar alarm.
The tripping of the burglar alarm gives the police probable cause to search the home to see if there are any confirmed intruders on the premises.
The police are not allowed to search anyone’s personal belongings whether it be closets, cabinets, or a safe without a warrant for search and seizure unless they see suspicious contraband in plain view.
The only way the police could have been aware that Chung had cocaine in his possession is if he had it in plain sight.
Could it have been someone else’s? Could it have been planted by someone?
It is not a position as a reporter to speculate. For now, everyone will be waiting to see what happens to the Oregon alum when he is arraigned on Wednesday.
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