Former wrestler Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart has been arrested on drug charges.
Neidhart, who wrestled with the WWF (now WWE) in the 80s and 90s and partnered with Bret Hart during that time, was busted Sunday after he attracted the attention of law enforcement officers and was then observed taking pills:
Just before 3 p.m. Sunday, Neidhart was pumping gas at the A.J. Food Market, 9806 Tom Folsom Road, Thonotosassa, when he began yelling and causing a disturbance, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s arrest report said he was seen opening pill bottles located in the trunk of his silver Pontiac Sunfire.
When deputies arrived at the scene, he was agitated and aggressive. He was observed “ingesting multiple pills that he dropped on the ground while inside the trunk of his vehicle,” the sheriff’s office arrest report states.
According to TBO, Neidhart possessed 55.6 grams of Oxycontin and 17.4 grams of methadone.The sheriff’s office for the arresting jurisdiction said the pills were prescribed to a friend of Neidhart, Mary Cutillo. Cutillo reported that her home had been burglarized and that the medication had been stolen, and Neidhart is alleged to have entered Cutillo’s home illegally through a back door, lifting the $300 worth of pills.
According to an arrest report, he was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of trafficking in illegal drugs, one count of burglary and one count of grant theft. He has not yet been granted bail.