A former Pittsburgh Steelers star and a current college coach were arrested, and their home was raided with police finding 1,500 bricks of heroin and $100,000 cash, according to CBS Pittsburgh.
The two men arrested are 33-year-old Price Montgomery and 35-year-old James Perrin. Officials say they found 1,500 bricks of heroin, 16 firearms, $100,000 in cash and jewelry, two luxury cars, Cuban cigars and a live chicken in the Mt. Washington, Penn., home.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback and current Mississippi State cornerback coach Deshea Townsend owns the house where the raid took place. Mississippi State released a statement making it clear Townsend was not involved in the operation.
“The property in question was the subject of a lease purchase agreement executed in March 2012,” the statement said. “Neither individuals arrested were signatories to the March 2012 lease agreement. Coach 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 a property rented by him to others.”
Montgomery and Perrin were arrested Sunday morning after police found heroin in their car. The two have been charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to deliver of heroin, illegal possession of firearms, criminal conspiracy and belonging to a corrupt organization.
There was no statement about the chicken’s involvement in the scheme.