Former Bear Sam Hurd’s Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty In Drug Case
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DALLAS (CBS) — A Texas man accused of working with former Chicago Bear Sam Hurd to arrange large purchases of drugs is now facing prison time.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports, Toby Lujan has pleaded guilty in Dallas Court to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports
His plea deal calls for a prison sentence of 5 to 40 years. It also requires him to testify if asked.
Hurd and Lujan were indicted in January, after Hurd allegedly told an undercover officer he wanted to buy 5 to 10 kilos of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week to distribute to the Chicago area.
Hurd was arrested in December 2011. He was cut by the Bears soon afterward.
At the time, then-Bear general manager Jerry Angelo said the team did it everything it could in their background check of Hurd before signing the wide receiver to a three-year deal in July.
“For me to say we should have known something we didn’t know, I can’t say this,” Angelo said. “There’s no foundation for anybody to say that. No facts, no flags that anybody can present tangibly to say otherwise.”
Lujan’s attorneys did not respond to requests for comment from the Associated Press.
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