Paper: Wrestler Jeff Hardy’s drug case continued

Feb 16, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck

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Professional wrestler Jeff Hardy’s drug case was continued again Monday, likely until next month.

This is at least the third time Hardy has been scheduled to appear in Moore County Superior Court to answer charges from September 2009, when police say they found drugs in his Cameron home.

Assistant Moore County District Attorney Peter Strickland said Hardy’s lawyer was sick and the case likely wouldn’t be heard again until March 21.

He said the Total Nonstop Action wrestler and his lawyer are still negotiating with the District Attorney’s Office about a plea deal.

Hardy is charged with 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.

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 when they searched Hardy’s home after a tip in 2009.

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