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Court date set for Lenny Dykstra on threat, drug charges

This image provided by the Linden (N.J.) Police Department shows Lenny Dykstra. Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber drivers head when the driver declined to change the trips destination. Linden police say Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday, May 23, 2018 outside police headquarters after the driver stopped and ran out of the car. (Linden (N.J.) Police Department via AP)

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.

Updated October 11, 2018

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