Former Craftsman Truckster Fike appears in court on drug charges

Updated: September 19, 2007, 6:28 PM ET
Associated Press

LEBANON, Ohio -- Former NASCAR driver Aaron Fike appeared in Warren County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday on charges stemming from his arrest in an amusement park parking lot with what police said was heroin and drug tools.

Fike, 24, of Cornelius, N.C., did not enter a plea, and no trial date was set, Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel said. Fike remained free on an own-recognizance bond.

The charges stem from his arrest July 7, when police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at Kings Island amusement park. Police said they found Fike and a female companion in the vehicle with bloody napkins, syringes, a spoon and black tar heroin.

A grand jury indicted Fike on charges of possession of heroin, a felony, and possession of drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor, Hutzel said.

Cassandra Davidson, 21, also of Cornelius, N.C., bypassed the grand jury and pleaded guilty to the same charges Aug. 23, Hutzel said. Her sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 11.

Fike, who drove the No. 1 Toyota Tundra for Red Horse Racing in the Craftsman Truck Series, ranked eighth in the point standings at the time of his arrest. The team replaced him, and he was suspended by NASCAR.


Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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