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Sam Hurd arrested in Chicago on federal drug charges

Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested in Chicago on federal drug charges, Jason Trahan of the Dallas Morning Newsreports.

According to the report, Hurd was attempting to purchase drugs from a supplier in North Texas. The Irving, Texas branch of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations is conducting the investigation.

The complaint alleges that beginning in late July, Hurd was arranging to purchase between three and five kilos of cocaine ($25,000 per kilo) and 1,000 pounds of marijuana ($450 per pound) per week to be distributed in the Chicago area.

Hurd, 26, is a San Antonio, Texas native who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Cowboys, who signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois in 2006. In 65 games with the Cowboys, Hurd caught 45 passes for 630 yards and two touchdowns, but had 62 tackles on special teams, resulting in a three-year, $4.15 million contract from the Bears when the lockout ended.

In 12 games with the Bears, Hurd has eight receptions for 109 yards, a 24-yard kick return, and four tackles with a fumble recovery on special teams. Hurd’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks is not yet known.

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