Yesterday (May 2), word broke the reason Sean “X-Pac” Waltman missed a show in the United Kingdom over the weekend was because he’d been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for “possession of narcotics intended for sale”.
Authorities allege Waltman was in possession of cannabis and methamphetamine. Throughout the day, however, he denied that he was carrying any meth (despite a history of addiction with the drug, Waltman says he hasn’t used it in years; he is public about his cannabis use, and doesn’t seem to be denying those items were in his luggage when searched).
We'll have to wait for the lab results to come back on my yeast-cleanse capsules. In the meantime, I understand ppl's reason for doubt. pic.twitter.com/Mh6Kr85iEX— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) May 2, 2017
There will also be hair follicle test & polygraph coming.— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) May 2, 2017
He also spoke to TMZ Sports to explain further, and allege the Customs officers were determined to charge him:
What they say was methamphetamine, was actually… I’ve had a yeast infection, believe it or not, for the better part of a year. I had some candida cleanse capsules, that I got from Vitamin World, and apparently the meth fairy came and turned them into crystal meth. That’s the story.
With my past, I can totally understand anybody rolling their eyes at my story. Once the lab work comes back, this should be all cleared up. But in the meantime... oh what a mess.
That was the only way they were going to get anybody to take me - otherwise they were going to have to let me go. And this one guy was not going to have that, it wasn’t going to happen. Now, whether or not they actually think that there was a meth like substance in there, or they were trying to stick it to me — who knows.
Asked if there was any chance there is methamphetamine in the capsules found on him, the former WWE and WCW star replied, “only if they put it in there”. He said he will explain more on the next edition of his Afterbuzz TV show, X-Pac 1, 2, 360.
Meanwhile, PWInsider tracked down more information about an existing warrant for Waltman referenced in his April 29 arrest report. That stems from a February 2016 drug arrest in Pennsylvania where he was charged with driving at night without headlights, “possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered under the act to possess it unless obtained with a valid prescription”.
Just this past March, Waltman plead guilty to the drug paraphernalia charge in a plea arrangement where all other charges were dismissed. He was placed on one year probation and ordered to “undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation; enroll in and successfully complete any recommended treatment”. While it’s not known if he met those conditions of the deal, his LAX arrest could be a parole violation.
We’ll continue to update the story as new information becomes available.