Ex-Yankees and Mets Pitcher Dwight Gooden Arrested for Cocaine Possession: Report

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Former Yankees and Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested in New Jersey last month for possession of cocaine, the New York Post reported on Friday.

The Hall of Famer, known by many as "Doc," was busted by Holmdel Police, who pulled him over and allegedly found him with "two, small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine," according to a criminal complaint filed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

He was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence at the time, the Post reports. 

In addition, the baseball star was ticketed for local motor vehicle offenses.

Gooden, 54, has a long history of cocaine abuse. He went to rehab after testing for cocaine in 1987, following the Mets' World Series win. 

In 1995, after failing another drug test, Gooden was suspended, sitting the entire season out.