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Former NFL Player Sam Hurd Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison For Role In Cocaine And Marijuana Distribution Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

DALLAS — Samuel George Hurd, III, 28, was sentenced late this afternoon, by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a cocaine and marijuana distribution conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. 

Hurd, who is in custody, pleaded guilty in April 2013 to a superseding indictment that charged conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  That superseding indictment, which was returned by a federal grand jury on March 19, 2013, alleged that from July 2011, to on or about June 6, 2012, Hurd conspired to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.  It also included a sentencing notice stating that on or about June 6, 2012, Hurd, while on pretrial release, attempted to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and at least 50 kilograms, but less than 100 kilograms, of marijuana.

Two co-defendants, Toby Lujan, 28, and Jesse Tyrone Chavful, 46, have pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug conspiracy.  Chavful was sentenced on October 23, 2013, to serve a total of 127 months in federal prison.  Lujan is scheduled to be sentenced on January 8, 2014. 

The investigation was led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with assistance from the Denton Police Department.  Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Tromblay and Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Kull and Errin Martin prosecuted.

Updated June 22, 2015