Eureka weed shipped to NFL players house
Two and a half pounds of marijuana from Eureka landed at the Kentucky home of National Football League player Jerome Simpson of the Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday. State narcotics agents had been tracking the package after it was intercepted in Sacramento.
ABC News reports:
“The house was set up as a potential distribution network,” said Tommy LaNier, head of the National Marijuana Initiative, a group that is funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and helps coordinate marijuana enforcement operations around the United States.
“They had it all set up to receive supplies of high-grade marijuana from Northern California, and from there, it was being distributed from that residence,” he said.
In what might be an unrelated coincidence, Simpson’s teammate Rey Maualuga went to school at Eureka High and played for the Loggers.