North Carolina newspaper The Pilot reports that TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy will enter a negotiated plea Jan. 20, according to his attorney, James Van Camp.
“We anticipate a resolution of this matter in January,” Van Camp said earlier this month at an administrative session of Moore County Superior Court.
Moore County District Attorney Maureen Krueger said that Hardy will plead guilty to one or more of the charges he faces.
Krueger did not disclose details of the state’s plea offer but said it will include a sentencing arrangement.
The Pilot reports that the plea would have to be approved by the court. A judge may refuse to accept a plea arrangement involving a negotiated sentence.
County deputies raided Hardy’s home on September 11, 2009 after Fayetteville police received a tip about drug use there. He was arrested on charges of trafficking in controlled prescription pills and possession of anabolic steroids, after a search of his residence yielded 262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 soma prescription pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.
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