Former professional wrestling champ Jeff Hardy was arrested in Cameron, NC on September 11th 2009 on charges of drug possession. Police conducted a search of the wrestler’s home, where officers discovered 262 Vicodin pills, 180 Soma pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids and a residual amount of cocaine. Police say the drugs confiscated from the home were worth an estimated street value of about $2,500.
Hardy, one half of the WWE tag team duo The Hardy Boyz, was arrested on charges of "trafficking in controlled prescription pills" as well as possession of anabolic steroids. According to reports, there are five charges against Hardy, one misdemeanor and four felonies, including felony drug possession with intent to sell and deliver.
Although it was not immediately clear to the police whether or not Hardy actually intended to sell the drugs, he was charged with drug trafficking due to the sheer volume of drugs in his possession. Unless evidence is brought forward that Hardy was not attempting to resell his prescription pills and steroids, the wrestler faces up to 14 years in prison for this drug crime.
Police and prosecutors take drug crime very seriously. Hardy’s drug crime, like many others, could in fact be a misunderstanding, or blown out of proportion to get a conviction. Without a skilled Los Angeles drug crime lawyer looking out for your best interests, you might find yourself at the mercy of the criminal justice system. Everyone makes mistakes, and in the case of drug possession, one mistake or poor decision has the potential to land you behind bars for a very long time.
If you’ve been accused of, arrested for or charged with a drug crime, contact the attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin. Whether it is drug possession or trafficking, our team of Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys will provide you with the thorough defense you need. Don’t let a mistake or a bad decision ruin the rest of your life.
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