Complete Jeff Hardy Arrest Coverage: All The Latest News

Nick Paglino

In case you’ve missed any of the latest news on the recent Jeff Hardy arrest, I have compiled a section here on the site that chronicles all of the stories we have reported since the news broke that Hardy had been arrested. Click through the pages to view all of the latest details behind this developing situation. You can also continue checking this page whenever you visit WZ as I will update it with any new information concerning Jeff Hardy.

Posted on 9-11-09:

Jeff Hardy has been arrested for possession of anabolic steroids and a number of pills, reports ThePilot.com, a local newspaper from Moore County where Jeff Hardy is located.

The following is from the article:

"Hardy, 32, of 265 Boys Camp Road, Cameron, was arrested after a search of his residence yielded 262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 Soma prescription pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine and items of drug paraphernalia…"

He’s currently in Moore County jail with bail set at $125,000.  Hardy was charged with felony trafficking in opium, two counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance, felony maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Posted on 9-11-09:

The Sanford Herald picked up the story on Jeff Hardy’s arrest and has provided some additional details. The following are some highlights from the article, and Hardy’s mugshot is pictured to the right.

"The arrest came as the result of a search at Hardy’s Cameron home which turned up 262 Vicodin pills, 180 Soma pills, about half a liter of an anabolic steroid, a residual amount of powder cocaine, and drug paraphernalia."

"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. He will make a first appearance in Moore County District Court on Monday.

He was placed in the Moore County Jail under $125,000 secured bond."

 

 Posted on 9-11-09:

Jeff Hardy has posted the following on his Twitter account in reponse to reports released today citing his arrested on drug charges.

"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."

 

Posted on 9-11-09:

TMZ.com has picked up the breaking story of Jeff Hardy being arrested and has provided the following details.

The street value of the drugs found in Hardy’s home was around $2,500. A souce from TMZ is also reporting that Matt Hardy posted the $125,000 bail to free Jeff from jail earlier today.

 

Posted on 9-11-09:

PWInsider.com has also posted the following official statement from The Moore County Police department, who arrested Jeff Hardy earlier today.

September 11, 2009

Sheriff Lane Carter reports the arrest of an individual on charges of trafficking in controlled prescription pills, and possession of anabolic steroids. Sheriff Carter reported a joint investigation conducted by officers from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Moore County Sheriff’s Office Select Enforcement Unit, and Fayetteville Police Department led to the arrest.

Officers executed a search warrant at a residence located at [----Adress Deleted--] near Cameron, North Carolina. During the search officers located and seized approximately 262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 Soma prescription pills (Soma’s are non-controlled prescription pills), 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine, and items of drug paraphernalia. Vicodin and anabolic steroids are included in Schedule III within the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is $2,500.00.

Arrested was:

Jeffrey Nero Hardy – 32 years of age Cameron, North Carolina

Jeffrey Nero Hardy was arrested on September 11, 2009 and charged with felony trafficking in opium, two counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance, felony maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jeffrey Nero Hardy received a $125,000.00 secured bond and was placed in the Moore County Detention Center.

 

Posted on 9-11-09:

Thanks to Mike Hiam for sending in the following:

Jeff Hardy has posted the following Tweets on his Twitter account:

"For the record, Matt didn’t bail me out, loan me money, or is his name on anything.. He’s just learning about today’s situation.."
 
Hardy then posted: 
 
"The media is the media, I wish they would at least report the story correctly & accurately. I will make a statement later."
 
 

Posted on 9-11-09:

Jim Ross has updated his blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

"The news of Jeff Hardy’s apparent arrest on drug charges is disturbing. I have spoken to no one about this matter and only know what info that I have read that was distributed by the police in North Carolina. I hope that there is better news on this matter forthcoming from Jeff or his attorney.

Hopefully, Jeff has retained sufficient counsel to help him address these issues. I know that Jeff Hardy is a good young man with endless talents who finished his stint in WWE in grand fashion. Jeff, as are none of us, isn’t perfect and I only hope this matter can be resolved quickly and efficiently so Jeff can move on with his life in a healthy and positive way. Jeff Hardy is innocent until proven guilty as there is likely much more to this matter than we know at this time." My thoughts exactly regarding the need for legal counsel. I’m surprised Hardy has been tweeting since his arrest. I understand the desire to set the record straight and I respect the fact that the guy is commenting to his fans, but I can’t imagine a lawyer being okay with the approach he’s taken."

 

Posted on 9-12-09:

FayObserver.com spoke with Moore County Police Department officials who explained that they searched the home of Jeff Hardy based on a tip that they received from someone. Following an investigation of the tip, Chief Deputy Neil Godfry said that a search warrant was then obtained.

 

Posted on 9-12-09:

Chris Jericho has posted the following on his Twitter account: "Don’t think of judging Jeff Hardy until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. I will always have Jeff’s back."

Former WWE star Lance Storm has posted a new blog concerning the Jeff Hardy arrest over at StormWrestling.com. Storm says the following about the situation: "The first thing I want to say is that people need to remember that being charged with something and being guilty of something, can be two different things. I’ve gotten email from fans that were both crushed and appalled to read that Jeff Hardy was dealing drugs."

"Let me just say, I don’t believe for a second Jeff Hardy was selling drugs and I’m pretty sure that any trafficking charges are based solely on the quantity of drugs found, not him actually selling them. I believe in the US there are limits on the amount of certain drugs you can have in your possession, and as soon as those limits are reached the charge is trafficking, because they feel you have more of the substance than would normally be considered for personal use."

"If that is the case that certainly does not put Jeff free and clear, but I think having your own personal drug problems (no matter how severe) and being a drug trafficker are two completely different things. If the quantities of drugs, reportedly found in Jeff’s possession, are accurate then we have to assume he has a very serious drug problem, and that, even more so than his pending legal woes, is my biggest concern."

 

Posted on 9-12-09:

Ken "Mr. Kennedy" Anderson posted the following on his Twitter account concerning the arrest of Jeff Hardy: "Jeff Hardy is one of the best guys I’ve EVER known. Cares more about his family and fans than any other celebrity I know. EVERYBODY makes mistakes. Some people make them more than once, but they’re still human. Please keep your thoughts and prayers (with) him!"

 

Posted on 9-13-09:

We reported earlier that Jeff Hardy was recently named "The Worst Person in the World" on Countdown With Keith Olbermann, however many WZ readers have sent in emails saying that the whole story is a hoax, and that there has been no mention of Jeff Hardy by Olbermann on any of his shows. Big thanks to those who alerted WrestleZone.

 

Posted on 9-13-09:

Matt Hardy has posted the following on his Twitter account: "Thanks (for) the overwhelming support guys, and I mean overwhelming. Can’t wait until the facts are able to come out. God bless u all, God bless us."

 

Posted on 9-14-09:

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Jeff Hardy could face anywhere from 3 to 14 years in prison if convicted of opium trafficking, which is one of several charges that came with Hardy’s recent arrest.

Unlike other charges, the opium trafficking charge carries a mandatory prison sentence, which means if Hardy is convicted the judge could not sentence him to anything less than 3 years, but could sentence him to anything up to 14 years.

Chief Deputy Neil Godfrey of The Moore Country Sheriff’s Office said that the investigation is still being conducted, and that more charges could come Hardy’s way if any other laws appear to have been broken.

 

Posted on 9-15-09:

Jeff Hardy’s first official court hearing will be on Wednesday, September 30th. Hardy is up against the following charges:

-Felony possession of cocaine.

-Felony drug trafficking of opium

-Felony possession with intent to redistribute a Schedule III drug (two counts).

-Maintaining a dwelling for drug use and/or distribution.

-Possession of drug paraphernalia. (misdemeanor)

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