GASTINEAU ARRESTED IN N.Y.

Published: Sunday, Dec. 20 1992 12:00 a.m. MST

      Former New York Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau was arrested Saturday on Long Island on a warrant stemming from Arizona drug charges, police said.

      Gastineau, 36, was picked up at 1 p.m. at the Lynbrook railroad station after an officer noticed his car parked illegally and ran a check on the license plate, said Detective Joel Mitchell of the Nassau County police.A warrant for Gastineau's arrest was issued in July in Maricopa County, Ariz., when he failed to appear in court to answer charges that he had violated the terms of a drug-counseling program, which was required after a conviction on narcotics possession.

      He had been arrested there for picking up a package of about 200 phentermines, a type of amphetamine, and had been ordered to participate in the drug-counseling program.

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