UPDATE: Sam Hurd back in jail on new charges

A federal judge revoked Sam Hurd's $100,000 bond and sent him back to jail to await trial on drug charges. The former Cowboys wide receiver faces charges for attempted distribution.

Authorities claim that Hurt tested positive for marijuana twice in the last year-once in May and once again in July. But the judge was more focused on allegations that Hurt tried to purchase enormous quantities of controlled substances again.

Hurd's cousin claimed that he tried to purchase 11 pounds of cocaine and 200 pounds of marijuana for Hurd. Hurd allegedly gave the same cousin over $10,000 for a cooler containing 30 pounds of marijuana earlier this year. The cousin is also facing drug charges.

Prosecutors originally claimed that Hurd bought drugs from an undercover officer and said that he hoped to buy 1000 pounds of marijuana and as much as 20 pounds of cocaine in the future. Hurd allegedly planned to sell the drugs in the Chicago area. Since the new allegations relate to the charges for which Hurd faces a trial, the judge did not hesitate to revoke Hurd's bond. Hurd will remain in jail indefinitely, perhaps even up until his trial in October.

Distribution charges often arise when authorities find a large amount of drugs in one place. Large quantities of drugs usually indicate intent to distribute because one person cannot consume it all. Distribution charges are much more serious than charges for drug possession.

Source: USA Today Sports, "Judge orders Sam Hurd jailed indefinitely in drug case," Aug. 28, 2012

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