Sam Hurd indicted on two drug charges
Posted on: January 4, 2012 7:07 pm
By Josh Katzowitz
Former Bears receiver Sam Hurd has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Dallas on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, according to ESPN Chicago.
If he’s convicted on the conspiracy charge, Hurd would face a sentence of 10 years to life and a $10 million fine, and if he’s convicted of the possession with intent to distribute charge, he’d face a sentence of 5-40 years and a $5 million fine.
Hurd was arrested last month after allegedly trying to buy drugs from an undercover officer in Rosemont, Ill. According to police, Hurd explained to the officer that he wanted to buy a half-ton of marijuana and 10 kilograms of cocaine per week to distribute in the Chicago area. After his arrest, he was released by the Bears. He had to post a $100,000 bond to get out of jail.
"Sam intends to fight these charges, and we intend to defend him fully," his attorney David Kenner said a day after Hurd’s arrest. "We have complete confidence in him."
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