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NFL Star Jerome Simpson

Cops Confiscate 8.5 POUNDS

Of Pot in Drug Sting

9/22/2011 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson (left) is now the target of a massive drug investigation -- after police confiscated a mind-blowing 8.5 POUNDS of marijuana from his Kentucky home.

To put this in perspective -- casual pot smokers typically purchase by the gram ... and there are over 453 grams in a pound.

According to reports, cops searched Simpson's home after snagging a package that was shipped to his house -- containing 2.5 pounds of Mary Jane -- and then found another 6 pounds of weed, packaging materials, scales, and smoking devices.

A rep for the National Marijuana Initiative -- which coordinates marijuana enforcement operations around the country -- believes the house was set up as a "potential distribution network."

Bengals tackle Anthony Collins (right) was also present when police raided the home -- and he's being investigated as well. Police detained the two players during the search, but neither was arrested.

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1.

3Storms    

The NFL is full of so many criminals it might as well be called the "National FELON League"

1094 days ago
2.

Rhubino    

Obviously for personal consumption. I buy 10 years worth at a time myself.

1094 days ago
3.

Joe    

STUPID, STUPID, STUPID...KISS YOUR FOOTBALL AND FREEDOM GOODBUY!!!

1094 days ago
4.

TNT    

A Bengal in trouble with the law? GET OUT!! What a shock!

1094 days ago
5.

samme21    

I am ashamed to be from cincinnati and have this horrible team be in this city. Maybe they would win if they got rid of all the druggies and convicts.

1094 days ago
6.

Paul Lynde    

Legalize it.

1094 days ago
7.

David    

Well that shows you what you guys know. Casual pot smokers(Not in cali where you can walk to the store to buy it) buy by the division of an ounce. What do you think a quarter bag is. Soooooo, 8.50 lbs = 544 quarter bags. Man thats alot of the smoke. That'd last a typical college campus about a weekend maybe a weekend and a half.

1094 days ago
8.

Mike44090    

His career as a professional foot baller is over with.

1094 days ago
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Tammy    

I really wish the law would leave people and their weed alone. If it grows naturally in nature, it's all good. Go bother people who chmically cook up drugs!!!

1094 days ago
10.

karlew    

It's a lot of smoke to have at one time for sure but your statement that casual smokers buy it by the gram is retarded. Only punks and idiots buy it by the gram. Sorry but most adults I know who smoke buy it by the QP to keep the cost down.

1094 days ago
11.

Larry    

454 grams in a pound actually. When it comes to grams and furlongs, I know my stuff.

1094 days ago
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cristen    

Gonna have to agree with David on this one. "Casual smokers purchase by the gram..." You're telling me no one on the TMZ staff smokes weed? I find that very very very hard to believe.

1094 days ago
13.

James R. - Los Angeles    

I'M SURE THIS CASE WILL GO UP IN SMOKE.

1094 days ago
14.

janet    

Not for personal use. Not to worry, they will play a Michael Vick dumb...knew nothing about it crap.

1094 days ago
15.

craig    

AND NO ONE WAS ARRESTED???????

1094 days ago
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