Former WWE wrestler Sean Waltman, better known as X-Pac, was arrested Saturday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Los Angeles International Airport found methamphetamine and marijuana in his possession, USA TODAY Sports confirmed.
Waltman, 44, was arrested on suspicion of possession of illegal drugs with the intent to sell, a felony, along with an outstanding DUI warrant,. Waltman posted $35,000 bond and was released on Sunday, according to online jail records.
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. A search of Waltman yielded three cannabis chocolate bars, two THC liquid cigarettes, 38 meth capsules, 23 meth, according to the report.
Waltman is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles Municipal Court on May 25.
In an appearance late Monday night on The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro, Waltman said, “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, who was a member of the NWO and Degeneration X during his prime, was scheduled to wrestle for Impact Pro Wrestling in the United Kingdom on Sunday in a six-man tag team match.
The IPW Facebook page posted this message Sunday: “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.”
Waltman’s longtime friend Kevin Nash tweeted his support for Waltman on Sunday night.
Waltman has admitted a long history of drug use. He said he heard from many close friends in the aftermath of his missing the show, citing Triple H, Nash, Scott Hall and Shawn Michaels among those who reached out.
“They’re all people I really have a lot of love for,” he said on “The Tomorrow Show.”