Former WWE NXT star The Velveteen Dream is no stranger to legal troubles. He got into legal difficulties earlier this month that looks to be related to a narcotics case he was arrested for last year. The former WWE NXT Superstar was repeatedly bailed out of jail by WWE’s Ashante “Thee” Adonis of Hit Row as well.
It was recently made public that Dream was detained on Friday, August 26th, in Orlando, Florida, and he was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on an out-of-county warrant. According to a search of the Orange County’s public records website, where Orlando is located, Dream was arrested more than once this month.
Officer Carlos Rivera of the Altamonte Springs Police Department testified about his experience in Velveteen Dream’s arrest. He detailed observing the former NXT North American Champion with a clear baggie, and it wasn’t full of anything legal.
“Sitting inside I observed a black male later identified as Patrick Clark, who was speaking with PFC Belt. Clark provided his Maryland driver’s license and vehicle information to PFC Belt, who then walked back to his patrol vehicle. I remained on the passenger side door keeping a visual of Clark to maintain Officer Safety. While standing outside the passenger door I observed Clark pull a small clear baggie containing a white powdery substance out of his wallet. Clark proceeded to open the baggie placing the white powdery substance on the side of his left hand in a line pattern. Based on my training and experience I recognized the white powdery substance to be cocaine. At that time Clark began to sniff the white powdery substance up his nose. I began to wave PFC Belt over to the vehicle for assistance. I then began to tell Clark to drop the baggie and to place his hands in the air. During this time Clark was attempting to conceal the small clear baggie in between the driver seat and center console with white powdery substance spilling on the driver seat as well as his person. Clark then exited the vehicle and was placed in agency issued handcuffs for further investigation.”
Officer Rivera then charged Dream with Possession of Cocaine and Destroying Physical Evidence, both of those are 3rd degree felonies. The cocaine weighed 0.1 grams, in a bag, but that was enough when it was weighed at the police station. Dream also got a traffic infraction for Driving with No Lights at Night – No Lamps or Illuminating Devices.
“Based on the above information I find probably cause to charge Clark with F.S.S 893.13 6a Possession of Cocaine when I observed Clark sitting in the driver seat snorting a white powdery substance which field tested positive for cocaine from a small plastic baggie, and F.S.S 918.13 1a Destroying Evidence when Clark attempted to ingest the cocaine in the plastic baggie as he believed Law Enforcement was no longer able to observe his actions. This was an attempt to deceive law enforcement. Clark was placed in agency issued handcuffs that were checked for proper fit and double locked. He was then transported to the Seminole County Jail for further processing. The cocaine was weighed on an agency calibrated scale showing bag weight of 0.1 grams. It was then dropped into evidence.”
The bond paperwork for Dream’s case noted that Tehuti Miles put up cash to bail Dream out of jail. That is Ashante Thee Adonis’ real name.
Adonis put up the money to free Dream from custody. The address on the bond form for Adonis was noted as Orlando, but the address for Clark is Temple Hills, Maryland, where he is from. On one occasion, Dream was charged with trespassing, for which Adonis posted $200. Adonis also put up $1,000 to get Dream out of jail on a battery charge.
Dream’s court appearance, which at the time was only scheduled for September 28th, is secured by the cash bond. By putting up the bail money, Adonis signed to guarantee that Dream will appear for all of his court dates. If Dream does appear at those dates, then Adonis will be reimbursed his money. If Dream did not appear for court, then Adonis agreed to forfeit the cash bond. That is how that kind of situation works.
It is unclear why Velveteen Dream’s September 28th court date is listed as cancelled. Keep checking Ringside News for updates on Dream and everything else going on in the pro wrestling world.
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