Chicago Bears receiver and special teams contributor Sam Hurd was arrested last night in Chicago on federal drug charges, including 21 violations and the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
As of right now, his mugshot is not yet available, but when it gets released to the public, we’ll be sure to add it to this article.
According to the reports, Hurd told an undercover agent last night that he was interested in purchasing five to ten kilos of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana a week “for distribution in the Chicago area,” because the four kilograms of cocaine he was currently distributing was not enough.
After agreeing to pay $25,000 per kilogram for the cocaine and $450 per pound for the marijuana, the undercover agent then gave Hurd a kilogram of cocaine, which Hurd took as he stepped into his vehicle, where he was promptly arrested.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security made the arrest, after Hurd popped up on their radar in July, when $88,000 in cash was found in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop. Although Hurd was not in the vehicle at the time, the driver explained to the cops that the money and car belonged to Hurd.
After confiscating the money, the police then interviewed Hurd, who admitted that he owned the car and had withdrawn the money from his bank account, but his bank records did not match the amount.
Then, only a month later, several text messages and cellular phone records from a number used by Hurd “appeared to be consistent with narcotics trafficking and possible money laundering.” These messages were gathered from four individuals who were detained in California on the basis of narcotics, currency and weapon charges.
Wednesday’s meeting was set up after an undercover informant told Hurd’s co-conspirator that he would have to meet Hurd in order to “discuss future business.” That led to the meeting and arrest on Wednesday.
After hearing about this news, the Chicago Bears released the following statement:
“We are aware of Sam’s arrest and are continuing to gather details surrounding it… We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise. We will deal with them appropriately once we have all the information.”
Hurd was a free-agent acquisition by the Bears from the Dallas Cowboys in July, and has primarily been used on special teams, although he does have eight catches for 109 yards in 12 games this season.
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