Professional football player, Sam Hurd, is the most recent recruit to be added to the list of professional athletes arrested and charged with drug-related offenses.
The 27 year old wide receiver, now a free agent, was once a Dallas Cowboy, until he was released in December 2011, following a drug-related arrest.
Subsequent to Hurd’s December 2011 arrest, he has failed a number of drug tests and allegedly has attempted to distribute drugs.
According to a report, released by Fox Sports, Hurd purchased approximately one thousand worth of drugs, particularly cocaine, from an undercover police officer in a Chicago suburb.
The undercover officer stated that Hurd allegedly exclaimed that he intended to distribute the drugs throughout the Chicago area.
More recently, despite pending charges, Hurd was arrested in early August, after he allegedly failed at least two drugs tests. Court documents revealed that the athlete tested positive for marijuana.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, United States Federal Magistrate Jeff Kaplan revoked Hurd’s bond of $100,000.00 and ordered that the former Chicago Bear submit to federal custody. Hurd is expectedly to be in custody, indefinitely.
Despite facing charges from his December 2011 arrest, according to Hurd’s cousin, Jesse Tyrone Chavful, Hurd purchased 30 pounds of marijuana from Chavful, with an intent to distribute the drugs.
Prosecutors accused Hurd of being a co-conspirator, with Toby Lujan, who recently pleaded guilty to a cocaine possession charge.
Essentially, the charges and arrests mean Hurd is suspected of starting a drug enterprise.
Original Article URL: msn.foxsports.com
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