The following is a new article from The Sanford Herald (sanfordherald.com):
AREA: Well-known wrestler to appear in criminal court on Nov. 4
CARTHAGE — The professional wrestler and Moore County native who was arrested in September and charged with possessing several illegal drugs including cocaine, prescription pills and anabolic steroids will appear before the Moore County District Court on Nov. 4, according to published reports.
The hearing will determine if a crime has been committed. The case will then be passed on to a grand jury, who would review the evidence and decide whether or not to criminally indict Hardy on all charges.
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.
Hardy, 32, a native of Cameron, has worked off and on for the well-known World Wrestling Entertainment since he was a teenager and with the help of his brother Matt, ran a local promotion known as OMEGA in the late 1990s.