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Bears Wide Receiver Hurd Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested on federal charges of trying to purchase large quantities of cocaine and marijuana for distribution.Hurd, 26, was arrested Wednesday night in Chicago after meeting with an undercover federal agent and a confidential informant, according to the criminal complaint filed in Dallas.Hurd is accused of trying to buy up to 10 kilograms of cocaine and a half-ton of marijuana on a weekly basis to sell in the Chicago area. He was allegedly seeking to buy the drugs through a co-conspirator in the Dallas area, who had been negotiating the deal with the confidential informant since late July.At the meeting Wednesday night at a Chicago restaurant, the criminal complaint alleges that Hurd offered to pay $25,000 per kilogram of cocaine and $450 per pound of marijuana."Hurd further stated that he and another co-conspirator currently distribute approximately four kilograms of cocaine per week in the Chicago area, but that the supplier could not supply hi...

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