In our previous post, we noted that former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd, after having been indicted on six federal drug charges, was charged through a new indictment with only one charge of drug conspiracy. The new charge was intended to broaden and streamline the case against Hurd.
On Thursday, a 36-year-old Nixa man was sentenced to life in prison for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine in the Springfield, Missouri area. The Missouri man was accused of conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and to manufacture and distribute crack cocaine between January 1, 2010 and March 14, 2011.
According to the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, two men were recently arrested for their alleged leadership in a drug ring. They, along with 25 others, were arrested as part of a nationwide effort to target those trafficking illegal drugs.