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12-15-2011, 04:42 PM #1Veteran 24x7 Raven
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Bears Sam Hurd arrested for drug trafficking
Seems like Sam wasn't happy with the millions the NFL gave him, so he tried to be kingpin on the side. He allegedly supplied other NFL players as well. Uh oh.
Hurd, the Bears’ receiver who was arrested by federal agents today when he allegedly tried to acquire 5-10 kilos of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana – PER WEEK – with the intent to distribute, was apparently one of the “top few” drug dealers in the city of Chicago, a drug enforcement officer told 670 the Score.
The radio station is also hearing that officials have acquired a list of NFL players who got their drugs from Hurd, and it’s in the “double digits.”
According to the complaint, Hurd told an undercover operative that he wanted up to 10 kilograms of cocaine and a half ton of marijuana per week "for distribution in the Chicago area."
Hurd told the undercover that he was willing to pay $25,000 per kilo of cocaine and $450 per pound for the marijuana, the document states.
According to the document, Hurd also told the undercover in Chicago that:
...his co-conspirator is in charge of doing the majority of the deals as HURD focuses on the "higher-end" deals. HURD subsequently inquired if the UCA (undercover operative) and the CI (confidential informant involved in the case) could provide him with Mexican cellular telephones, as HURD believed that law enforcement did not have the capability of "listening" to Mexican telephones.
The complaint alleged that Hurd first came to the attention of federal authorities in July when the confidential informant tipped off agents that a man -- later learned to be a Hurd associate -- was attempting to coordinate the purchase of about four kilograms of cocaine in the Dallas area. The associate wanted to complete the deal that day so the buyer could transport the cocaine to a northern destination that same day, authorities charged.
At the direction of authorities, the informant met with the Hurd associate. After the meeting, Dallas County police conducted a traffic stop of the Hurd associate and recovered $88,000 in cash and a marijuana plant.
Hurd, who owned the vehicle pulled over by police, later reached out to federal agents and claimed that he had placed the $88,000 into the vehicle and then turned over the vehicle to the associate -- who worked at a car repair shop -- for maintenance and detailing work, according to the charges.
Hurd produced a bank statement that he said showed he had withdrawn the $88,000 from his account, but authorities said the statement did not reflect that size of a withdrawal.