Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/4/12

Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug possession and conspiracy charges.

Hurd was arrested last month after he attempted to buy large quantities of marijuana and cocaine from an undercover agent for distribution.

He was released by the Chicago Bears two days after the arrest.

Hurd and Toby Lujan were indicted on one count each of cocaine possession and conspiracy to possess cocaine.

Investigators allege that Hurd met with an informant about the purchase of illegal drugs. Hurd said he was interested in buying "five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week for distribution in the Chicago area."

Hurd allegedly agreed to pay $25,000 per kilo of cocaine and $450 per pound of marijuana, and went on to say that he and an accomplice were prepared to distribute four kilograms of cocaine per week in Chicago.

He had appeared in 12 games with Chicago this season, hauling in eight passes for 109 yards. Hurd had spent the previous four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, making 45 catches in 62 games.

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