Former major leaguer Dale Berra, the son of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra and one of the witnesses in the "baseball drug trials" of 1985, has been caught up in another drug incident.
Berra was one of 23 people arrested Thursday on charges involving cocaine.Berra, 32, was arrested at his Glen Ridge, N.J., home at about 8 a.m. as part of a five-county sweep by more than 100 law officers. He was arraigned later Thursday and was freed after posting a $5,000 bond, authorities said.
He was unavailable for comment.
His father, a coach with the Houston Astros, was not commenting.
Yogi Berra was informed of his son's arrest about 4 p.m. in Atlanta, where Houston was finishing a three-game series Thurdsday, Astros officials said.
Dale Berra is charged with conspiracy to violate New Jersey narcotic laws. He is accused of meeting several times with John Bailey, purportedly to buy cocaine.
Thursday's arrests came after a six-month investigation.