The other shoe has finally dropped in the drug case of embattled TNA star Jeff Hardy. He was originally arrested all the way back on Sept. 11, 2009 for possessing what amounted to a small pharmacy's worth of controlled substances. His case has been continued multiple times over the past few months but today, finally, marked his judgement day.
FayObserver.com has the story and the consequences for Hardy's actions:
Professional wrestling star Jeff Hardy was sentenced today to 10 days in jail, 30 months of probation and a $100,000 fine as part of a plea deal that will keep him out of prison.
Hardy, 34, who lives in the 200 block of Boys Camp Road in Cameron, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver a controlled substance and a single count of conspiracy to traffic in a substance containing opium, all felonies.
Hardy was arrested Sept. 11, 2009, in a raid on his home and charged with several felony drug counts including trafficking in opium by possession, possession of cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for keeping and selling controlled substances, and two counts of possession with intent to sell a controlled substance.
As a result of the plea deal, prosecutors dropped the other charges but said he must remain in a dug abuse treatment program.
According to multiple reports, Hardy will apparently not have to begin serving his sentence immediately. In addition, his lawyer requested that he be able to travel outside North Carolina -- and even the country -- so he can continue working for TNA, which was granted.
After the company finally pulled the trigger on getting rid of Jeff's brother, Matt, it would seem prudent to finally let him go and be rid of the entire situation surrounding the troubled couple. However, he's already back with the company and his return promo will air tonight (Sept. 8) to kick off the Impact Wrestling broadcast on Spike TV.
You can read much more on Hardy's lengthy history of issues with drug abuse here.