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Wrestler Jeff Hardy

Begins 10 Day Jail Sentence

for Drug Conviction

10/4/2011 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jeff Hardy Mugshot
Former wrestling star Jeff Hardy has checked into a North Carolina jail to serve his 10-day sentence stemming from a drug arrest back in 2009 ... TMZ has learned.

Hardy was arrested on Sept. 11, 2009 after cops say they found all sorts of drugs in his home -- including opium and cocaine.

Hardy struck a deal with prosecutors ... in which he agreed to plead guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy to traffic in exchange for a 10 day jail sentence, 30 months of probation and a $100k fine.

34-year-old Hardy -- who took a brand new mug shot upon arrival to the jail -- was listed at 6'1" and 215 lbs.

Sources close to the wrestler tell us ... this weekend, Jeff was adamant that he wanted to get his jail stint over with ... so he decided to check in first thing Monday morning.

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