WWE Star Jeff Hardy Arrested for Steroid and Drug Possession

World Wrestling Entertainment star Jeff Hardy was arrested Friday in North Carolina on charges of drug possession. Jeff Hardy was reportedly in possession of anabolic steroids, cocaine, a large quantity of Vicodin and other drugs at the time of his arrest, worth approximately $2,500.

Jeff Hardy - Photo: Moore County Sheriff's Office
Jeff Hardy - Photo: Moore County Sheriff's Office

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Friday that former WWE wrestling star Jeff Hardy was arrested and briefly jailed on charges of felony trafficking in opium, felony possession with intent to sell, felony possession and several other charges. Bail for Hardy was set at $125,000 and reportedly paid by his brother and former Hardy Boyz WWE partner, Matt Hardy.

Jeff Hardy, however, claims the media does not have the facts about his arrest. Posting on his Twitter feed Friday afternoon, Hardy said: “A lot of exaggerations are out there today, don’t believe everything you read 4 it is not true.”

The world champion tag team wrestler did not comment specifically on the claims regarding his drug possession, but did say that his brother Matt did not bail him out of jail. “Matt didn’t bail me out, loan me money, or is his name on anything,” Hardy posted on his Twitter feed. “He’s just learning about today’s situation.”

Hardy said he would “make a statement later” regarding his arrest. Hardly recently announced he would be leaving WWE to pursue his own television reality show.