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Feds allege former UK linebacker Josh Forrest mailed $8,000 connected to drug trafficking

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Former Kentucky linebacker Josh Forrest has a bit of explaining to do.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the federal government is attempting to take $8,000 from Forrest because they allege the money is tied to drug trafficking. Drug trafficking may be a global black market and one among the foremost serious gangland problem within the world today. it’s to try to to with the cultivation, manufacturing and therefore the distribution of medicine through the utilization of the fast money induced down trodden, to the multi-national and powerful men and ladies of the society. If you’ve got been arrested for a drug traffic charge, you’re probably wondering what within the world you ought to do now. this is not some small time drug charge. This felony charge is serious, regardless of which state you’re in. Here are some recommendations on the way to fight a drug traffic charge. You can navigate here about drug crime attorney. When you are charged with a drug crime it is often a situation where you have no clue how to proceed. One of the first things that you will need to think of is how to find a Log beach drug crime attorney that you can consult. This attorney will not only be able to defend your personal rights but will also be able to listen to your side of the story and find out if any wrongful doings occurred.

“Postal inspectors found the money in a priority mail package Josh Forrest mailed from Lexington to an address in Renton, Wash., according to a sworn statement from Darren Hess, an officer with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service,” said Bill Estep of the Herald-Leader.

Forrest is claiming that the money was sent to pay for the costs of moving back to Lexington from Seattle, where he had been playing for the Seattle Seahawks. The former Wildcat also provided proof in the form of moving company receipts and storage unit statements on moving furniture, per the report.

On the flip side, the federal complaint filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rajbir Datta, the money “was furnished or intended to be furnished in exchange for controlled substances, is proceeds traceable to such an exchange, or was intended to be used to facilitate the illegal sale of narcotics.”

The case is against the money itself being used, not Forrest. The former Wildcat has not been charged with any crime.

According to the report, on February 11, postal inspectors pulled a priority mail express parcel from the mail at a Lexington postal station with Forrest on the return address and the intended recipient being a person in Renton, Washington. The package reportedly raised suspicious because it listed a return address in Paducah with Forrest’s name, but was sent from Lexington, a method drug traffickers use “to avoid detection,” per Darren Hess, an officer with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, via the Herald-Leader.

The package also reportedly didn’t have a name on the box requiring someone to sign for it, allowing delivery “without being accepted by someone who might be under investigation.”

They called on a drug dog to sniff the package, who indicated the presence of drugs on the package, per Hess.

Forrest played at Kentucky from 2011 to 2015, leading the team in tackles as a junior in 2014 with 110 stops.

He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the sixth round of the 2016 draft, ultimately playing for the Rams and Seahawks over two seasons. He is now a free agent.

You can find more details of the situation here. 


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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21 Comments for Feds allege former UK linebacker Josh Forrest mailed $8,000 connected to drug trafficking

  1. nocode96
    5:30 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

    Seems like a stretch. Wouldn’t ANY bills totaling $8k in this country contain remnants of illegal drugs? Trace amounts of cocaine are on like 99% of our currency. Idk, maybe dude is up to something, maybe not. I’ve mailed stuff from Oregon to Kentucky with my return address being in North Carolina and I wasn’t doing anything illegal or trying to hide my identity or anything.

    • TonyMontana
      7:12 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

      They found money and now they’re hypothesizing like crazy trying to take it. He even packaged it in a manner that was described to him by a postal employee because they took his money on a previous occasion when he sent some to his sister! (He did get that money back)

      I mean if they had proof of these crimes that he did to obtain the money, wouldnt they charge him for that? It’s mind blowing that you can charge the money and just take it. I hope he fights and wins… *even if he was up to something shady… lol

  2. BlueWho
    5:50 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

    Why would he need to buy drugs from clear across the country? Go down the road to Louisville.

    • Everyyear
      12:32 am July 24, 2019 Permalink

      Or just stay in Lexington. There are plenty of drugs to be found throughout that fair city as well.

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      1:50 am July 24, 2019 Permalink

      Olblueballedslatermedic is that you? Now calling yourself everyyear I see.

  3. a21CATSfan
    5:56 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

    Just make it legal, federally. This would cut out all of this nonsense, and you could buy some pot at any local gas station like beer or cigarettes. Make it 21 and over and tax the hell out of it. CATS

    • Looother
      9:34 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

      Read the article. We’re not talking about weed…

  4. Nickerbocker05
    6:08 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

    Totally a stretch! You’d think the government has more important shit to handle the someone trying to make an extra buck in the world… trust me! Worst shit is happy in this country.

  5. Nickerbocker05
    6:11 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

    Especially over 8,000 dollars!!! Gimme a f’n break!

  6. CatfaninCinci
    6:18 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

    Civil asset forfeiture at its finest here gang. Thanks to FISA courts, they can charge the ‘money’ and never charge the person. This is police facilitated robbery. Amy dad is a policeman, and he says how they have turned the law into is a travesty.

    To learn more about this: youtube Jon Oliver’s Civil Asset forfeiture…

    • TPACAT
      7:06 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, they take the money first then it’s up the individual to prove it’s NOT related to a crime. “Guilty until proven innocent”. Exactly the opposite of what it should be in this country. I’m pro-Police, but agree with you…

    • Underdog
      7:10 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

      Civil asset forfeiture is exactly what this is. The feds are the criminals. And they work in conspiracy with the USPS who takes a cut. The USPS worker will get a finder’s fee.

      The feds don’t care to make any charges, they just want the $8,000 in cash. They have to make it seem like there was a crime committed, when actually in a free society one should be free to mail cash to buy whatever you want. But we don’t live in a free society anymore, do we?

      Amerika the beautiful.

      And for crying out loud, he has produced receipts!

    • TPACAT
      11:26 am July 24, 2019 Permalink

      Yup. And you gotta’ love the fact that The Patriot Act, I believe it is, requires your bank to report to the Feds any cash transaction over 10K. How’s that for freedom!

  7. Duuuuuude
    6:21 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

    Would not have had this problem if he used Emery Freight.

    • Looother
      9:35 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

      Ha! Good one!

  8. gobble gobble
    6:57 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

    Fug the Man… the feds love stealing our money

  9. Catlogic15
    8:02 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

    I think I would have mailed a certified check registered mail. Just sayin.

    • Looother
      9:36 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

      You must not be a criminal…

  10. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    8:40 pm July 23, 2019 Permalink

    The feds want $8,000 because the feds want $8,000. If they can’t prove someone committed a crime they can rob him, by God. In fact, that’s their preferred method. And drug dogs are horse poop. Ask LE the stats on false positives. Spoiler alert: they don’t keep them. That’s because they give false positives more than 50% of the time. There’s also evidence that indicates some officers cue the dog to signal a hit. Everyone is too busy with the 547th celebration this week of these “great heroes” to give a damn about the fourth amendment. Hell, even a good cop is nothing more than a tool of injustice with a leash in his hand.

  11. satcheluk
    7:18 am July 24, 2019 Permalink

    Who mails cash unless you don’t want it traced? Mailing cash is very risky and it’s so easy to transfer cash electronically. Not saying he was breaking the law, but it sure smells bad.

    • antiquefurnitureandmidgets
      11:09 am July 24, 2019 Permalink

      But that’s immaterial. It isn’t against the law to do something in an unorthodox way. The Feds can prove no crime and are simply trying to steal his money.