WWE legend Sean Waltman, better known by his ring names X-Pac and 1-2-3 Kid, was arrested for possessing crystal meth and marijuana at the Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday (29 April). The former D-Generation member was flying to a wrestling event in the United Kingdom when customs officials carried out a search and found drugs on him.

According to the Evening Standard, police were called and the former WWE star — who was flying to Gatwick Airport — was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances with intent to sell.

"A subsequent investigation revealed that he had methamphetamines, marijuana and had a warrant for his arrest for a DUI (driving under the influence)," a spokesman for Los Angeles Airport Police was quoted as saying by the publication.

The 44-year-old wrestler was scheduled to perform at the Extreme Measures event in Clapham, south-west London, on Sunday.

X-Pac was released on a $35,000 (£27,086) bond. He later appeared on the podcast The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro and admitted he was carrying drugs, but wasn't using them.

"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," he said.

Waltman has a history of substance abuse. In an interview with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, the 123 Kid had said he "got real bad on crystal meth" when he moved to Los Angeles in 2002. He had even admitted to doing drugs in a bathroom just before entering the ring to face AJ Styles.

"I'm not proud of it, but I got to be honest. I did it every which way," he had said.

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