According to PFT, Pennsylvania police have raided a home of former Pittsburgh Steelers' cornerback Deshea Townsend. The news of this raid was originally reported by Liz Navratil of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on Thursday. Apparently, this is the second time that Townsend’s homes have been raided on a drug bust by Pennsylvania authorities.
Here’s and excerpt via PFT. “In the latest case, police responded to a call to a condominium, where a neighbor reported a loose pit bull, and then heard “a thud and then a dog yelping in pain. When they went inside, they found 30 bricks of heroin in a shopping back with more than $7,000 in cash.”
However, Townsend, who works as an assistant coach with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, has not been implicated in either case. Deshea Townsend also couldn’t be reached for comment. Even if it’s just a coincidence, it doesn’t look good for Deshea Townsend.
Townsend’s lawyer Robert G. Del Greco Jr. released a statement on Deshea Towsend’s behalf. “Although Deshea Townsend has not been associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2010, he continues to own investment property in the Pittsburgh area. The properties in question were the subject of a lease agreement executed though a leasing agent. Mr. Townsend employs a rental agent to conduct his affairs regarding this property and in no way is associated with the activities that may have occurred [at] properties rented by him to others. He is not the target or a person of interest in any criminal investigation.”
According to the Post-Gazette, neither the lawyer or Townsend will make further comments about the case.
For now, Deshea Townsend “appears” to be just a landlord that has rented out his property to drug dealers at two different properties. Maybe, they are the only potential tenants that can afford the rent at Deshea Townsend’s property.
In the previous reports, the cops recovered 1,500 bricks of heroin, 16 guns, and more than $100,000 in cash. They also confiscated one live chicken.