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Court date set for Lenny Dykstra on threat, drug charges

October 11, 2018

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, Lenny Dykstra sits during his sentencing for grand theft auto in Los Angeles. A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted the former baseball star on drug and other charges. The indictment handed up Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, 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. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A court date has been set for former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra to face drug and threat charges.

Dykstra is scheduled to appear before a judge in Elizabeth on Oct. 22.

The three-time All-Star and member of the New York Mets’ 1986 championship team was indicted this week in connection with an incident involving an Uber driver in May.

He’s charged with possession of cocaine and methamphetamine and making terroristic threats. All three charges are third-degree crimes punishable by up to five years in prison.

Dykstra claimed the driver threatened and tried to kidnap him early on the morning of May 23, after Dykstra asked to change the trip’s destination.

The driver allegedly told police Dykstra held a gun to his head, though no weapon was found.

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