A former Dallas Cowboys player has been arrested in Chicago on a federal drug charge.

Current Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested last night and charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. 

The feds interest in Hurd began in July of this year when an informant told authorities of Hurd trying to buy four kilograms of cocaine.

When the 26 year-old Hurd was arrested last night, he had accepted a kilogram of cocaine from a confidential informant (CI).

According to the criminal complaint filed against Hurd, last night he told the CI that he was interested in purchasing five to 10 kilograms of cocaine, at $25,000 per kilogram, and 1,000 pounds of marijuana at $450 per pound, per week for distribution in the Chicago area.  Hurd said that he and another co-conspirator currently distribute approximately four kilograms of cocaine per week in Chicago, but that his supplier couldn’t supply him with enough quantity.  Hurd went on to say that his co-conspirator is in charge of doing the majority of the deals while he focuses on the “higher-end” deals.

If Hurd is convicted of the charge against him, he faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and a $2 million dollar fine.

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