In one of the more shocking stories I have heard in some time, Jeff Hardy was arrested today on what is said to be 5 felonies. The report from TMZ.com and thepilot.com say that he was arrested this morning for this:
"262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 Soma prescription pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine and items of drug paraphernalia."
They also said that he had "an intent to sell".
For those of you out there who are not drug lords, the estimated street value of the drugs are said to be $2,500. I personally didn't know and had to find the number.
The story came out a little earlier and many people thought it was fake, mainly because it doesn't make any sense. However, the Sheriffs Department there in Cartage, NC confirmed it, saying he was in fact arrested on drug related charges.
The bail was set at $125,000 and was payed by Matt Hardy, Jeff's older brother. Jeff is obviously free because he sent out a tweet on twitter.com just a small time ago saying:
"Alot of exaggerations are out there today, don't believe everything you read 4 it is not true, I am at home and fine-thanks for your concern"
I personally think he is not trying to sell the drugs, quite frankly because he doesn't need to. I mean he still has a ton of WWE money and he left to take time off, if he needed the money he would have stuck around.
Also, its an estimated $2500, that is barely enough to get a used car people. If he wanted to sell, one would think he would have a ton of drugs on him.
Also, the steroids and pain killers kind of make no sense at this point. He never needed steroids, because his strength was never a part of his game. Of course, being anabolic, it probably is being used for pain not for getting bulked up.
However, he is now done with wrestling and probably does not need to use such strong drugs for pain. If he did, he could have taken Tylenol, Aleve, or another over the counter drug.
And if he did need higher grade pain killers, he would be smart enough to get a prescription for them. Vicodin is supposedly only available by prescription anyway, so he would have had to got them from a pharmacist or off the street. I guess he is taking House's supply.
In any case, getting drugs off the street is never good, because half the time is it a lesser grade knockoff of the actual drug. Hardy should know that, seeing as he got in trouble with the issue before. Some would say, how would you know something like this Joe?
I don't personally have experience with this kind of thing as far as paying for illegal drugs on the street, but I have a few friends who happen to be police officers. Thanks for letting me know guys!
The cocaine is one thing I can understand, quite frankly because he was busted with it before. But it was a small amount, which probably means he had been using it and needed more.
This whole thing is probably over exaggerated. I think that if the bail was set that low, and the fact there is a bail period is an indication he didn't do anything as big as what is being reported.
He could probably get off on the prescription pain killers, and maybe the steroids if there is a prescription. But being caught with the cocaine is not good at all, especially because he has been busted before with it.
And because the amount of drugs he had were only valued for a small $2500 means he will most likely go out on probation, community service, and a ton of fines. I personally don't see jail time, but it is possible there is more we don't know that will be revealed in he coming days.