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Professional Wrestler X-Pac Detained At LAX With Meth, Weed Candy

Joan Marie Laurer and Sean Waltman. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
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Sean Waltman, a professional wrestler who goes by the moniker "X-Pac," was arrested on Sunday morning at LAX after police found narcotics that were in his possession, reports the L.A. Times.

Waltman was on his way to a wrestling event in the United Kingdom when he was stopped by Customs and Border Patrol, according to TMZ. Documents provided by Los Angeles Airport Police say that a drug-sniffing K-9 (named "Officer Facine"!) had alerted officers to the presence of narcotics in Waltman's luggage, which was later taken to a CBP screening area. Authorities then found a collection of drugs, including cannabis chocolate bars, 38 methamphetamine capsules, and two "THC liquid cigarettes."

It's also stated that Waltman had over $700 on him in various denominations. The document goes on to claim that, considering that he was set to return to L.A. that Monday, the amount of drugs "exceeds the amount that any person can consume in that time frame." Authorities went on to state that the "large quantity of pills plus the large quantity of US currency are associated with narcotics sales."

Waltman was also discovered to be wanted for an outstanding warrant for a DUI. He was arrested and later released on bail that Sunday evening. He is scheduled to appear in court late next month.

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Wrestling fans are familiar with the name X-Pac. Waltman got his start in 1991 as "The Lightning Kid," later ascending to the World Wrestling Federation (it's now World Wrestling Entertainment) as the "1-2-3 Kid," and eventually became "X-Pac" in the late '90s. Not particularly big in size, he was often billed as a scrappy "underdog hero" with a "fearless attitude," according to the WWE.

As noted at the Times, Waltman was at once engaged to Joan Marie Laurer, another professional wrestler who went by the name "Chyna." Parts of their relationship were chronicled on VH1's The Surreal Life. Laurer passed away in Redondo Beach in 2016; a coroner's report said that, at the time of her death, a combination of alcohol and prescription painkillers were found in her system.

An earlier version of this article said that authorities discovered 38 capsules of "amphetamine." This has been corrected to methamphetamine.

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