Lenny Dykstra Indicted on Drug Charges, Making Terroristic Threats

Former New York Mets outfielder and 1986 World Series champion Lenny Dykstra was indicted in Union County, NJ on Wednesday stemming from an incident with an Uber driver in May.

Dykstra, 55, was charged with possession of cocaine and methamphetamine, both of which the arresting officers found on Dykstra’s person, and making terroristic threats.

The Uber driver who picked up Dykstra that day claims that the former ballplayer demanded to change his destination after being picked up. When the driver refused, the driver says that Dykstra held a gun to his head and threatened to kill him.

At that point, the driver began honking his horn, gaining the attention of police officers stationed at the Linden, NJ precinct directly across the street from the altercation.

Officers arrived and arrested Dykstra. TMZ Sports obtained body camera footage of the arrest, where Dykstra denies possessing a gun. Officers did not find a gun on him.

As per NJ state sentencing guidelines, if convicted, Dykstra could face up to five years in prison for each charge.

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