New York Jets running back Mike Goodson is facing drug and weapons charges after he was found in a car with an acquaintance early Friday morning on Interstate 80 in New Jersey.
According to state police, Goodson was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Garant Evans of Roselle. After receiving a 911 call from a tow-truck driver at about 3:15 a.m., police found them stopped in the left lane of Interstate 80 west in Denville.
State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman said both men were charged with marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and weapons offenses stemming from a 45-caliber semi-automatic handgun found in the vehicle.
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