9:24 AM PT -- The Patriots have addressed the news ... saying, "We are aware of the reports regarding Patrick Chung. We will not be commenting while his judicial proceedings take place."
New England Patriots star Patrick Chung has been indicted for cocaine possession and now faces PRISON time if convicted.
It all stems back to an incident in New Hampshire on June 25 when cops say the 32-year-old was in possession of coke.
The case went to a grand jury which ultimately decided to charge Chung with a Class B felony which carries up to 7 years in prison if convicted, according to the Laconia Daily Sun.
Chung -- who's won 3 Super Bowl rings with the Patriots -- is scheduled to be arraigned next week.
Officials say Chung was not formally arrested and there is no mug shot.
Details surrounding the incident are sparse -- we're working on it.
Story developing ...
Originally Published -- 8:57 AM PT
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