California Pot Shipment Traced to NFL Players: Feds
House was set up as part of a 'distribution' network: investigator
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 22, 2011 1:02 AM CDT
Updated Sep 22, 2011 3:18 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A 2.5-pound shipment of high-grade pot was traced from Northern California to the Kentucky home of a Cincinnati Bengals football player, according to investigators. Wide receiver Jerome Simpson and teammate/offensive lineman Anthony Collins were both at Simpson's home during the special delivery, said federal narcotics agents, who allegedly found an additional six pounds of marijuana and packaging material in the house. “They had it all set up to receive supplies of high-grade marijuana from Northern California, and it was being distributed from that residence,” said an agent.

The Bengals players, both 25, were detained and questioned but not arrested. A spokesman for the team had no comment. Drug officials have stepped up efforts to intercept California-grown weed being shipped out of state by traffickers seeking higher profits, reports California Watch.