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Mayfield case: Motion to suppress evidence denied

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CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was in court in Lenoir Monday morning for a hearing.

The hearing was an attempt to suppress the search warrant in a Caldwell County theft case.

The judge denied the motion to suppress. Had he not, the search warrant and everything obtained from it would not be admissible in court.

Mayfield is facing felony larceny charges in the case from 2011.

Investigators said they found thousands of dollars in stolen equipment at Mayfield's home. They also reported finding several stolen firearms and methamphetamine.

Mayfield was suspended indefinitely from NASCAR in May 2009 after testing positive for methamphetamine. Mayfield told WBTV the random drug test was inaccurate, and that it showed positive because he had taken allergy medication and Adderal for his ADD.

WBTV's Steve Ohnesorge talked with Mayfield's attorney prior to Monday's hearing. You'll hear from the attorney WBTV News starting at 4:00.

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