More Information Emerges on Liv Morgan's Arrest

12/16/2023 11:39 PM

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More Information Emerges on Liv Morgan's Arrest

More Information Emerges on Liv Morgan's Arrest

December 16, 2023 11:39 PM
More Information Emerges on Liv Morgan's Arrest
WWE News

How is WWE Reacting and Is Morgan Facing a Felony?

More information emerges on Liv Morgan's arrest, providing some details into what the popular WWE Superstar could face in court and in the WWE. Morgan (aka Gionna Daddio) was arrested on 15 December 2023. The website reported:

Daddio was arrested on charges of possession of synthetic cannabinoid, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $3,000 bond.


Details were limited at the time of WrestleLamia's news video and previous article on the arrest.

However, new details have emerged. Let's review what we now know about Morgan's criminal case.

Is Morgan Charged with a Felony?

Ringside News' Felix Upton recently reported on when Morgan's court appearance is and that she has been charged with a felony.

The hearing is set for Monday, 2/12/24, at the Sumter County Courthouse in Florida at 9 AM. At this proceeding, she will be required to declare whether she pleads guilty or not guilty...Ringside News obtained Liv Morgan’s arrest record and it was revealed that she actually faces a felony for this arrest. The case is currently listed as an open case with a Felony 22-D as the case type.

H/T Ringside News

While a felony is a more serious charge than a misdemeanor, Morgan has several potential defenses. The website Adams and Luka lists some of the potential defenses for the charge of possession of a synthetic cannabinoid (which is the felony charge):

Illegal search & seizure
Lack of knowledge
Constructive possession

The site explains things in detail:

Police often violate an individual's Fourth Amendment rights in these types of cases; for instance, you may have been searched by an officer without voluntarily giving your consent. It may be a situation in which you had no knowledge that the substance in your possession was an illegal drug. Perhaps although the synthetic drugs were in your vehicle, they actually belonged to another person in your car. There are numerous defenses that may prove useful in securing an acquittal.

H/T Adams and Luka

Keep in mind that the case has just begun and Morgan's defense counsel will investigate the case to ensure the arrest and search were valid. In addition, the prosecutor may offer Morgan a plea deal that reduces the severity of the charges. It's currently too early to tell what will happen in court.

H/T Ringside News

The other charge, possession of cannabis 20 grams or less is a misdemeanor.

The WWE's Reaction

So far, reports suggest Morgan doesn't have any heat with the WWE over her arrest. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select is reporting:

We’re told that there is “absolutely no heat” on Liv Morgan following the arrest. Liv has not been on TV, did not alter creative plans, and was honest about the situation, there are no issues with her whatsoever” one WWE staff member said. verybody liked Liv before, everybody still likes Liv. We’ll get our jokes off, and she’ll get hers off and nobody will be thinking about it soon enough,” one top talent told Fightful.

H/T Ringside News

Rumor: Morgan Took the Fall for Someone Else

A rumor is making the rounds that the vape pen (which allegedly contained the synthetic cannabanoid) did not belong to Morgan. PWInsider is reporting:

One story making the way in the company is that the vape pen, which allegedly contained a synthetic substance that Morgan was charged with possession of, actually belonged to someone else but had been left in her jeep. We are told WWE is waiting for the legal process to play out. Morgan is slated to be officially arraigned in February in Sumter County, Florida.

H/T Ringside News

This story is still developing which means fans will likely hear many rumors as they search for facts. This is a criminal proceeding so what qualifies as fact and rumor may not be determined until a trial or if the case is resolved in another way such as being dismissed or Morgan making a plea deal.

What do you think of this case so far? 

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