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CHICAGO (AP/CBSDFW.COM) – Former Dallas Cowboys and current Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd is facing federal drug charges.

Federal prosecutors filed a complaint against Hurd early Thursday. He’s in custody in Chicago.

According to the federal complaint, Hurd was arrested Wednesday after meeting with an undercover agent at a Chicago restaurant. The complaint says Hurd told the agent that he was interested in buying five to10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week for distribution in the Chicago area.

Sources report  Hurd allegedly attempted to purchase drugs from a supplier in North Texas, which is where the case will be adjudicated. The local office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement is handling the investigation, authorities said.

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According to a report from 670 The Score (via CBS Chicago), “Hurd was a top drug dealer in Chicago and police have a list of NFL players who were supplied drugs by the receiver, a law enforcement source told the radio station. The list is ‘in the double-digits,’ according to the source.”

Hurd, a San Antonio native, played for five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and is in his first season with the Bears.

He has contributed mostly on special teams, playing in 77 games overall with six starts and two career touchdowns. He has played in 12 games this year, catching eight passes for 109 yards.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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