Mayfield makes brief court appearance

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield appeared in court Wednesday for an administrative hearing.

His case was continued until March 5, according to Mayfield’s attorney, David Freedman.

Mayfield was arrested on methamphetamine possession charges Nov. 1, 2011, at his home in Catawba.

Catawba County sheriff's deputies found about 1.5 grams of methamphetamine inside his residence while serving a search warrant for suspected stolen property.

Officers also seized a "large amount of stolen goods" from buildings and trailers, including heavy equipment parts, scrap metal, welders and welding accessories, and other heavy equipment items belonging to Lee Family Real Estate LTD.

Other items — belonging to Larry Grant Inc. — included various truck parts, an engraving machine, truck mirrors and electric motor controllers.

Officers also seized 69 firearms during the search.
Mayfield was arrested without incident Nov. 1 and released after posting a $3,000 bond.

He was later indicted for the charge.
There are a host of pending charges against Mayfield for the stolen truck parts and seized firearms.

He may also face charges related to about $10,000 of stolen furniture that was seized from his property Nov. 16, 2011.