Professional wrestler Jeff Hardy was arrested Friday on charges of trafficking in controlled prescription pills and possession of anabolic steriods.
Hardy, 32, of 265 Boys Camp Road,â€ˆCameron, N.C. was arrested after a search of his residence yielded 262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 Soma prescription pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine and items of drug paraphernalia, according to a press release.
A joint investigation conducted by officers with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office narcotics and select enforcement units and the Fayetteville Police Department led to the arrest.
Vicodin and anabolic steriods are Schedule III substances, while Soma is a non-controlled prescription pill.
Hardy and his brother, Matt, wrestling as the Hardy Boyz, were six-time World Wrestling Entertainment World Tag Team Champion. Individually, Jeff Hardy held the WWE World Champion belt one time and the World Heavyweight Championship twice.
Hardy was charged with felony trafficking in opium, two counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance, felony maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was released on a $125,000 bond Friday.
from The Pilot.com
from the Sanford Herald by way of www.news-record.com:
CAMERON (MCT) â€” Jeff Hardy, known for his work with the Connecticut-based World Wrestling Entertainment promotion, was charged Friday with possessing several illegal drugs including cocaine, prescription pills and anabolic steroids.
The arrest came as the result of a search at Hardy’s Cameron home which turned up 262 Vicodin pills, 180 Soma pills, about half a liter of an anabolic steroid, a residual amount of powder cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.
Hardy, 32, has worked off and on for the well-known professional wrestling promotion since he was a teenager and with the help of his brother Matt ran a local promotion known as OMEGA in the late 1990s.
As a tag-team wrestler, Hardy and his brother held the WWE’s tag team championship six times. He was also a three-time holder of the promotion’s heavyweight championship. When not wrestling, Hardy has been involved in motocross and performs in a rock band called Peroxwhy?gen.
Chief Deputy Neil Godfrey of the Moore County Sheriff’s Office said Moore County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at Hardy’s home after receiving information developed by the Fayetteville Police Department.
Hardy was charged with trafficking in opium, two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for drugs, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will make a first appearance in Moore County District Court on Monday.
He was placed in the Moore County Jail under $125,000 secured bond.