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Chicago Bears player Sam Hurd arrested on federal drug charges

Sam Hurd AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File

Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File

(CBS/AP) ROSEMONT, Ill. -Chicago Bears' wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested late Wednesday night on federal drug charges after he allegedly made a drug deal with an undercover agent.

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According to court documents, Hurd is accused of trying to buy four kilograms of cocaine in July and intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

A law enforcement source told the Associated Press that Hurd is a top Chicago dealer who sold drugs to numerous NFL players.

Court documents show that during the would-be deal on Wednesday night, Hurd said wanted to buy as much as 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana each week to distribute in the Chicago area, but that his current supplier couldn't fill the order.

Hurd allegedly said he would pay $25,000 for each kilogram of cocaine and $450 for each pound of marijuana, which equals more than $700,000 per week. He also allegedly asked the undercover agent if he could get him Mexican cell phones, apparently thinking that federal investigators couldn't listen in on his calls if he was using a Mexican phone.

The undercover agent gave Hurd a kilogram of cocaine and when the Bears player put the drugs in his car, he was arrested.

The Chicago Bears issued 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 originally questioned by investigators in Dallas on July 28, the day before he signed a three-year deal with the Bears.

  • Crimesider Staff

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