Source: Battle Creek Enquirer
B.C. native, WWE champ charged
Battle Creek native and wrestling superstar Rob Van Dam was arrested on drug charges late Sunday night in Ohio, according to the Ironton Tribune.
Van Dam, whose real name is Robert Alex Szatowski, was arrested along with fellow World Wrestling Entertainment performer Terry Michael Brunk, aka Sabu, in Hanging Rock, Ohio.
According to the highway patrol, Szatowski was initially stopped for speeding. When troopers approached his vehicle, they smelled marijuana and performed a search.
Troopers found Szatowski in possession of 18 grams of marijuana and five Vicodin prescription pain pills.
Brunk was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and also had nine pills that were not immediately identifiable, but were known to be controlled substances.
Van Dam and Brunk were cited, posted bond at the scene and were scheduled to appear in Ironton Municipal Court today. However, sources at the courthouse say the date has been changed, but has yet to be determined.
Van Dam is the current WWE World Champion and former ECW Heavyweight Champion. He is also currently listed first on the WWE.com’s Power 25 rankings.
Both wrestlers were scheduled to take the mat yesterday and later this week. WWE announced on their Web site Wednesday that Van Dam has been suspended without pay for 30 days and Sabu has been fined $1,000.