Two men were arrested as part of a large heroin bust in Mount Washington, Pa., Sunday night.
Suspects Price Montgomery, 33, and James Perrin, 35, were apprehended by law enforcement and the DEA at a home owned by Mississippi State cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend.
Also seized in the raid according to CBS affiliate KDKA were 1,500 bricks of heroin including 75,000 stamped bags, 16 firearms, two luxury vehicles, over $100,000 in cash and jewelry, Cuban cigars and a live chicken from the Allegheny County residence.
The MSU athletic department issued the following statement on Townsend’s behalf:
“Deshea Townsend has learned that arrests occurred at a property titled in his name in the Mount Washington area of Pittsburgh. Although Coach Townsend has not been associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2010, he continues to own investment property in the Pittsburgh area. The property in question was the subject of a lease purchase agreement executed in March 2012. 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.”
Townsend spent 13-years as a cornerback in the NFL and won two Super Bowls with the Steelers. The former University of Alabama standout and Batesville native was hired on Dan Mullen’s staff in January 2013 and is entering his second season with the Bulldogs.