ELIZABETH, N.J. — A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted former Phillies star Lenny Dykstra on drug and other charges.
The indictment handed up Tuesday stems from an altercation in May between Dykstra and an Uber driver. Dykstra faces charges of each of cocaine and methamphetamine possession, as well as making terroristic threats.
Dykstra faces an arraignment on a date to be determined. An attorney for Dykstra didn't immediately return a phone message Wednesday.
Dykstra was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill the driver. He was found with drugs when the Uber driver pulled up in front of police headquarters in Linden, N.J., and said Dykstra had held a gun to his head.
Body-cam footage released in June showed the driver, 47-year-old Brian Lutty, and Dykstra both professing innocence to the police. In the video, Dykstra said he can't own a gun because he is a convicted felon.
Dykstra played 12 seasons in the MLB, spending the first four with the Mets before being traded to the Phillies in the middle of the 1989 season. He retired with the Phillies in 1996. He was a key part of the 1993 Phillies team that came so close to winning a World Series.
Dykstra played 12 seasons with the Phillies and Mets and was a member of the Mets' 1986 championship team.