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By Mike Johnson on 2023-10-23 12:30:00

Edward "Teddy Hart" Annis is slated for a court hearing on 12/14 in Titusville, Florida in regard to his 7/15 arrest on charges of possession of MDMA (ecstacy) and possession of a controlled substance without prescription, each of which are third degree felonies in Florida.   The court date is listed as a mandatory appearance for "Early Resolution."   In Florida, that division is involved with offering plea deals to those arrested to prevent them from going on felony trial.  So, the situation may be resolved at that hearing.   

Hart's defense requested an October date at a September hearing.  On 10/19, they then requested a hearing for 12/14, so the delay a request from Hart's side. acquired the police report for Annis' arrest at 3500 Cheney Highway by Officer Eduardo Gonzales, which notes:

On Friday, July 14, 2023, at approximately 2309 hours, I observed a gray 2022 Ford Mustang bearing tag BM67ZT, travelling eastbound on Cheney Highway at a high rate of speed. I observed the vehicle enter the left turn lane at the intersection of Cheney Highway and South Street. The vehicle then failed to obey the steady red arrow, and initiated a left hand turn, around another vehicle, and began to travel west on Cheney Highway. After observing the high rate of speed and the failure to obey a steady red signal, I initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in front of 3500 Cheney Highway. 

Immediately upon contact with the driver, identified as Edward Ellsworth Annis, and the front seat passenger, identified as Brenda Shoun, I smelled the overbearing odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the passenger compartment of the vehicle. As I requested the registration and insurance information for the vehicle, Brenda opened the glove compartment which was directly in front of her. As Brenda opened the glove compartment, I observed an unsealed medical marijuana container with a faded label inside of the glove compartment. Upon the arrival of backup, I requested Edward and Brenda exit the vehicle.

As Brenda exited the vehicle, I observed several pieces of loose leaf marijuana shake on the seat where Brenda was seated. I asked if either of the individuals posssessed a medical marijuana card, and Edward stated he had one, but did not have it on him. Brenda stated to me she was the renter of the vehicle. I asked Brenda for consent to search the vehicle and she was very apprehensive to provide me with either a yes or no answer. I informed Brenda that I was only asking for consent out of a courtesy to her, as I had already developed probable cause due to the loose leaf marijuana I observed on the seat of her vehicle, as well as the unsealed medical marijuana container I observed in the glove compartment. It should be noted the loose leaf marijuana I located on Brenda's seat later field tested presumptive positive for the presence of high-THC marijuana. I attempted to locate a history of Edward's medical marijuana card and was unsuccessful. 

Upon searching the center console of the vehicle, I located a black plastic glasses case. Upon opening the case, I located a small zip-loc baggie of red pills, and a small baggie of red powder. As I brought the glasses case to my vehicle in order to conduct field tests on the substances, Edward made a spontaneous utterance that the pills located inside the bag, as well as the powder, is a "proprietary blend of vitamins" and that he would "need that back". Both the pills and the powder field tested presumptive positive for the presence of MDMA. It should be noted Edward knew the location of the baggies containing the substances without me asking him. Edward only saw me walk to my vehicle with the glasses case in my hand. I continued the search of the vehicle and located a small white fanny-pack with the American flag on the front. As Edward saw me reach for the bag, he immediately exclaimed "that's her bag" referring to Brenda.

Upon opening the front pocket of the bag, I located both a USA and a Canadian passport, both with Edward's information and photograph. I also located 2 small vials inside of the bag, one labeled "Masteron" and the other labeled "Testosterone Cypionate". I recognized the names of the medications as anabolic steroids. Upon taking the items outside of the fanny pack, Edward immediately exclaimed "I have a prescription for those". I also located a zip-loc bag containing a blue powder inside of the fanny pack with Edward's passports. The blue powder later field tested presumptive positive for the presence of MDMA. It should be noted I located several more empty or opened and partially emptied medical marijuana containers inside of the vehicle during the course of the search. 

Edward was placed under arrest at this time. In a post-Miranda statement I later obtained at the Titusville Police Department, Edward stated the powders and pills were a "proprietary blend" of MDMA-C. Edward also stated "he has no problem admitting the bag was his". 

Hart was arrested on charges of possession of MDMA (ecstacy) and possession of a controlled substance without prescription, each of which are third degree felonies in Florida. 

Hart was also citing for failing to stop at a steady red light, which is what led to him being pulled over initially.   On 9/19, Hart paid a $283 traffic fine related to the incident for failing to stop at a steady red light, so that issue is resolved.

Hart recently wrestled his first match in three years in Florida and this arrest would have come several hours after that bout.   He has not wrestled since the arrest.

Hart was spotlighted in the Peacock reality series Dangerous Breed, which, among other accusations, brought forth footage of his toxic behavior towards former girlfriends and his ex-wife.  One of the women featured in the show, Samatha Fiddler, traveled internationally with Hart before he abandoned her in Florida, allegedly taking her passport with him.  Fiddler later disappeared and to date, has never been found or heard from.  She has been missing since 2016.  For more information, click here..

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