As noted, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport. Waltman was flying to the U.K. for an independent wrestling appearance when he was charged with felony drug possession for allegedly attempting to bring meth and marijuana through customs.
TMZ Sports uploaded their full interview with Waltman regarding the incident in a video clip.
Waltman said that the substance that he had in his possession were candida cleanse capsules that he obtained from Vitamin Cottage, and not methamphetamine. He said that he was taking the capsules because he’s had a yeast infection for the past year.
Waltman, who has dealt with substance abuse issues in the past, said that he understood why people may not believe his story.
“With my past, I can totally understand anybody rolling their eyes at my story,” Waltman said. “Once the lab work comes back, this should be all cleared up. But in the meantime, oh what a mess man. What a mess.”
Waltman, who is on a Customs & Border Patrol watch-list for narcotics, said that agents claimed that the capsules were meth so that they could apprehend him, otherwise they would have had to let him go. When asked if there is a chance that there is methamphetamine in the capsules, Waltman replied, “only if they put it in there.”
Waltman also discussed his past addiction to methamphetamine.
“I was one of the worst meth-heads ever,” Waltman admitted. “If I was back doing that, there is no way I could have the life that I have right now. My life is amazing, this is just a hiccup in the road. I’m still clean, besides the cannabis. I don’t drink, I don’t do ANY drugs. My diet is probably better than just about anybody’s.”
Waltman noted that his attitude was great and that he sat in solitary confinement at the airport with a smile on his face because he knows that the truth will eventually come out.
Sean Waltman On His Arrest, Why Agents Claimed That He Had Meth, If He Does Any Drugs Today, More
As we previously noted, Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman was arrested at the airport in Los Angeles. He was later released after posting a $35,000 bail.
TMZ reported that X-Pac was arrested after attempting to bring marijuana and meth onto the plane, despite Waltman’s claim on Twitter that the arrest was not drug related. He was stopped at customs and was immediately taken to a local jail by officials. During the arrest, police realized that X-Pac had an outstanding warrant for a DUI.
Due to the quantity that he possessed, officials believed that Waltman was planning on selling the narcotics overseas. His inventory consisted of three cannabis chocolate bars, two THC liquid cigarettes, and 38 methamphetamine capsules. He also had $736.10 in cash on his person.
Waltman’s history of abusing narcotics was so severe that he was already on a Customs & Border Patrol watch-list, leading to him being caught by drug-sniffing dogs. After going through customs his name was flagged, causing the dogs to come over and soon bust him.
Cops believe the large quantity of cash on Waltman’s person could have been from previous narcotic sales. If convicted he is looking at up to four years in prison. Waltman recently released a statement to TMZ and claimed his innocence:
“I know the truth will come out. In the meantime, oh what a mess man.”