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Ex-WWE and DX star X-Pac facing 4 years in prison after being arrested on drug possession charges

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Sean Waltman, former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar, best known as X-Pac and the 1-2-3 Kid, was arrested Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport. The 44-year-old was found with methamphetamine and marijuana in his possession.

Waltman was stopped by two U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on the jetway for a flight bound for London, according to the arrest report obtained by USA TODAY Sports. A CPD K-9, named Facine, alerted officers that his luggage could contain narcotics.

Waltman was found with three cannabis chocolate bars, two THC liquid cigarettes, 38 meth capsules, 23 meth, according to the report. The man from Minneapolis, Minnesota is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles Municipal Court on May 25.

“I wasn’t using anything. Even my closest friends, I understand if they doubt me. At least in the back of their minds. I get it,” Waltman said on The Tomorrow Show with Kevin Undergaro.

X-Pac facing 4 years of prison time?

According to the police report, Sean Waltman’s intention was to sell the drugs overseas. The 44-year old WWE veteran could face up to 4 years in prison if he is convicted.

X-Pac has been booked on narcotics possession and intent to sell, along with a felony charge and a $35,000 bond. Besides, he also has a warrant for a previous DUI as well as a current outstanding DUI in the state of Pennsylvania.

“Three Cannabis Chocolate Bars, Two THC liquid Cigarettes, 15 Meth/Amphetamine capsules, and 23 Meth/Amphetamine capsules. The large quantity of pills plus the large quantity of U.S. currency are associated with narcotics sales,” the police report stated.

Presently, X-Pac is out on bail. He will undergo trial in the court of law in the days to come. Waltman has assured fans on Twitter that his absence is not due to a relapse. This is due to his addiction issues in the past.

X-Pac still has support from old colleagues

Waltman was a member of the NWO and Degeneration X during his prime. He was scheduled to wrestle for Impact Pro Wrestling in the United Kingdom on Sunday in a six-man tag team match.

“With regret, unless a miracle occurs, X-Pac will no longer be appearing at the Extreme Measures 2017 event later today. He was scheduled to land in the UK on Saturday at 2pm, but 12 hours later and nobody has heard from him. We wish Sean well and hope he is safe. Sometimes you do everything you can but it’s completely out of our hands,” the IPW Facebook page posted on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Waltman has had a long history of drug use. The professional wrestler mentioned that he heard from many close friends in the aftermath of his missing the show. He mentioned the likes of Triple H, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Shawn Michaels among those who reached out.

Photo courtesy: Mike Kalasnik/Flickr

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