December 16, 2011- On Thursday, Sam Hurd, a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears was in a federal lockup. His teammates and team management were stunned to hear he faced drug charges. He was arrested with over a pound of cocaine and is accused of trying to establish a network for drug dealing.
He was ordered by a U.S. Magistrate to be held until Friday while his lawyers and prosecutors work out details on his bond. He will eventually be sent to Texas to hear his charges. While handcuffed, Hurd declined to comment on his situation. He was asked prior to his hearing if he was still a Bear and he replied, “I think so.”
His attorney, Brett Greenfield said, “Sam is going to fight this but we are taking it one day at a time.” Greenfield said he was confident Hurd would be released sometime Friday. Hurd was arrested late Wednesday night following a meeting in a restaurant in Chicago with an undercover officer. Prosecutors say that Hurd first was noticed as a possible drug dealer during the summer when the NFL lockout was still in progress.
Hurd allegedly told the undercover agent that he wanted to purchase up to ten kilos of cocaine and one thousand pounds of marijuana. He allegedly planned to distribute the drugs in the local Chicago area. Prosecutors allege that Hurd told the agent he currently sells close to four kilos each week in Chicago but his current supplier could not provide what he needed. He is alleged to have agreed to purchase each kilo of cocaine for $25,000 and each pound of marijuana for $450.