Sam Hurd is about to learn the same thing Michael Vick learned. When the Feds start to tighten the screws, family and friends will be quick to turn on you to save themselves.
If you have forgotten Hurd was getting his Tony Montana on while he was playing for the Bears and Cowboys (Sam Hurd Formally Indicted on Federal Drug Conspiracy and Possession Charges).
Now, the Feds have arrested his cousin on similar charges.
The federal case in which former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd was indicted for drug conspiracy took another twist Friday when it was announced that his cousin, Jesse Tyrone Chavful, was arrested this week in San Antonio on similar charges.
U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas said Chavful, 46, faces charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.
According to the criminal complaint, agents with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations interviewed a “cooperating defendant,” who led them to Chavful.
Chavful, in a meeting with other cooperating defendants in October 2011, negotiated to purchase marijuana at a price of $300 per pound and approximately 10 to 15 kilograms of cocaine at $23,000 per kilogram on behalf of Hurd, the complaint says.
According to the affidavit filed with the criminal complaint, Chavful is a cousin of Hurd, who along with Toby Lujan was indicted in January on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, and one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
The complaint alleges during the meeting Chavful told one of the defendants that Hurd was his cousin, adding that the receiver “was purchasing approximately 1,500 kilograms of marijuana from Los Angeles, Calif. for delivery in the Chicago area.”
One of the defendants stated Chavful said Hurd was interested in finding a distributor of marijuana who could supply approximately 1,000 to 2,000 kilograms of “hydroponic marijuana on a weekly basis to keep up with the demand.”
Chavful also allegedly revealed he was coordinating the purchase on Hurd’s behalf and would pay cash for the delivery, adding that his “little cousin Sam” sold cocaine and he would contact the receiver “to inquire as to what Hurd wanted to do.” Chavful told one of the defendants he’d coordinated marijuana purchases and deliveries on Hurd’s behalf for several years because the receiver “could not take the risk.”
Chavful will be in witness protection soon while Hurd will playing the Longest Yard in the near future.