Source: Staff of The Fayetteville Observer
Yesterday, a staff report was published by The Fayetteville Observer’s website talking about Jeff Hardy‘s pending plea in court. The plea is related to Hardy’s 2009 arrest on various drug-related charges. The report suggests that Hardy will be appearing in court on Thursday (today) and pleading guilty.
The report is below for your reading pleasure. You’ll note that the report is slightly off as it lists Hardy as the current TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Enjoy!
CARTHAGE – Professional wrestler Jeff Hardy is expected to appear in court this morning and plead guilty to drug charges stemming from a 2009 police raid on his Cameron home.
Hardy’s lawyer told a judge in November that his client intended to plead guilty to the charges, according to District Attorney Maureen Krueger.
The current world champion of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling will appear in Moore County Superior Court to answer charges of trafficking in opium, two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In September 2009, sheriff’s deputies arrested Hardy at his home after Fayetteville police received a tip about drug use there.
When they searched the house at 265 Boys Camp Road, lawmen found 262 doses of Vicodin prescription painkillers, 180 Soma prescription pills, 55 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The street value of the drugs was estimated at $2,500, the sheriff’s office said at the time.
Hardy, 33, has been free on bail since his arrest.
Krueger would not comment on whether Hardy would be offered a deal in exchange for his plea or whether he would be able to avoid jail time.