Jets running back Mike Goodson arrested on drug, weapons charges

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Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested on drug and weapons charges. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested on drugs and weapons charges. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested Friday morning and booked on drug possession and gun charges, reports Channel 12 New Jersey.

Woodson was officially charged with possession of marijuana (under 50 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a loaded handgun and possession of hollow point ammunition, according to the New Jersey State Police.

Goodson, 25, and a companion were in a stopped SUV along a highway when a tow truck driver came upon them just after 3:00 a.m. Goodson was being taken to a nearby hospital when officers searching the vehicle found marijuana and a loaded handgun. A police spokesman also said hollow-point bullets were with the gun in the car with Goodson.

Goodson signed a three-year, $6.9-million deal this offseason and was thought to get some playing time with another recent Jets pickup, running back Chris Ivory.

Goodson has been in the NFL for four seasons and played with the Oakland Raiders in 2012, rushing for 221 yards on 35 carries.

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Sources say Goodson and a companion were found intoxicated in an SUV along Route 80 in Denville. Authorities have not said why the car was stopped on the highway.

Goodson was being taken to a hospital when authorities discovered marijuana in his possession. Officers searching the SUV also found a loaded 45-caliber handgun.

Both Goodson and his companion, identified as Garret Evans, were taken to a hospital for an evaluation. They were then released to State Police custody and transported to the Netcong barracks.