The Fayetteville Observer has revealed some new details leading to the arrest of Jeff Hardy back in September of 2009. According to the article, a wrestling fan offered to provide Hardy with prescription pain pills and a search of Hardy’s house revealed other drugs.
“After a match in Florida, a fan, Thomas Ray Cruz, met Hardy and offered to supply him with prescription pain pills, Van Camp said.
On Sept. 10, 2009, a shipment of those pills arrived at the FedEx distribution center in Fayetteville, packaged in a Maxwell House coffee can and addressed to Hardy. The distribution center’s employees found the package suspicious and called police and the can was found to be filled with 262 prescription hydrocodone painkillers.
Police resealed the package and had it delivered, with the pills, to Hardy at his home in the 200 block of Boy’s Camp Road outside of Cameron. When Hardy accepted the package, Moore County sheriff’s deputies raided the house, where they also found other drugs.
Cruz, now 31 and living in Kissimmee, Fla., was arrested in Moore County in November 2010 on charges of conspiracy to traffic in opium and two counts of trafficking in opium. He is free on $50,000 bond. His next court date is in November.”