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'E.R.' Actor -- I Sold Drugs To Repay Mexican Cartel

5/3/2011 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A former "E.R." actor claims he ONLY agreed to take part in a major drug operation to help his best friend pay off a debt to a deadly Mexican drug cartel ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.


Sam Jones -- who also starred in "Smallville" and "Blue Mountain State" -- wants a judge to go easy on him ... despite having pled guilty  to conspiracy to sell more than 10,000 pills of oxycodone.

The feds want Jones to spend 70 months in prison -- but Jones says it's an unfair sentence because his only intention was to raise enough cash to save his friend from certain doom.

According to court docs, Jones says his childhood friend, a drug dealer named Tom Cataloni believed he was on the hook to a Mexican drug cartel to the tune of $90,000.

Jones says rather than let his friend get killed, he agreed to slang some pills to help raise the cash ... only to find out, there was no Mexican drug cartel ... and the whole thing was a DEA set up.

Jones says he only played a "minor role" in the conspiracy -- and therefore wants a reduced sentence.

Jones is set to face the judge on June 22.


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This whole war on drugs is stupid.

1269 days ago


Yea,and Nicky Barnes was helping his sister pay the hair dresser.That's why he was caught with 2000 kilos of herion.

1269 days ago


rot in hell s***bag....

1269 days ago


Why didn't he just cut his friend a $90k check to get out of trouble?

1269 days ago


too bad...i love blue mountain state!

1244 days ago


I use several ad blockers so nobody gets any money, including me. :(

1123 days ago


What does the stupid racist black 'LSU Guy on TMZ have to say about this fine black man?

1072 days ago
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