Documents reveal plea agreement for Sam Hurd

Sam Hurd case

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A document that appeared to be accidentally uploaded early on a federal site revealed a plea agreement in which former Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd would plea guilty to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

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Posted on September 19, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 19 at 10:38 AM

DALLAS -- A document that appeared to be accidentally uploaded early on a federal site revealed a plea agreement in which former Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd would plea guilty to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

The charge carries a sentence of 10 years to life and a fine not to exceed $10,000,000.

The documents allege that Hurd, 27, attempted to purchase several kilograms of cocaine.

On July 27, 2011, officers stopped Toby Lujan driving Hurd's Cadillac Escalade. According to the documents, they seized "$88,000 from a canvas bag containing marijuana residue." Lujan told authorities the money was part of a deal with Hurd in which Lujan was to purchase drug from the player.

After the cash seizure, the documents say Lujan continued to help Hurd acquire cocaine through late summer and fall 2011. He put Hurd in contact with a confidential informant who agreed to meet Hurd at a Chicago steakhouse to establish a long-term illicit business relationship.

On Dec. 14, 2011, Hurd met the informant and an undercover officer at the steakhouse and agreed to purchase multiple kilograms of cocaine from the informant and officer on a weekly basis for $25,000 per kilogram. The undercover officer gave Hurd a kilogram of cocaine in a gift bag as a sample. Hurd took the cocaine and told the informant and officer to contact him after football practice the following day for payment.

Law enforcement officers arrested Hurd with the kilogram of cocaine as he left the steakhouse.

The documents also detail why Hurd was arrested on bond this past August, including buying 30 pounds of marijuana from Jesse Tyrone Chavful, who the documents identify as Hurd's co-conspirator and cousin, and testing positive for marijuana use in mid-May 2012 and mid-July 2012.

Hurd was scheduled to go to trial in October for the Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance charge.

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