Drug Bust Made At Home Believed To Be Owned By Former Steelers CB Deshea Townsend

According to a report by KDKA-TV, police have arrested two men as part of a large heroin bust that took place at a home that property records indicate is currently owned by former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend.

1,500 bricks of heroin, 16 firearms, more than $100,000 in cash and jewelry, two luxury vehicles, Cuban cigars and a live chicken were reportedly seized┬áduring the bust and there’s no indication that Townsend is involved.

Townsend, who is currently the cornerbacks coach at Mississippi State University, played 12 seasons in Pittsburgh for the Steelers after being drafted in the fourth-round of the 1998 NFL Draft out of Alabama.

Even minus the chicken, that’s one heck of a bust and you can bet that Townsend will be asked to comment on the situation soon. For his sake, let’s hope that he didn’t have any knowledge that any of this was going on.

  • Matt Manzo

    Hopefully hes just renting it out!

  • Justin B

    That live chicken sure is noteworthy.

  • CW

    Sounds like a landlord renter situation to be honest.

    There’s even a chance that this is a property that was picked up by a financial adviser managing Townsend’s football money with Townsend knowing nothing about owning the property.

  • Madi

    Hope he had nothing to do with it. He was one of my favorites. He’s too successful to be risking everything.

  • JohnB

    I was going to say the same thing. it made me laugh out loud cause its so random with no word of cockfighting or anything haha.

  • dgh57

    Yeah, that’s what I was thinking that maybe(for Townsend’s sake)this is only a rental agreement gone bad!

  • chris ward

    Hope Townsend had nothing to do with this.

  • steeltown

    Yea what did the chicken do? That’s poultry discrimination.

  • Lucus Rodriguez

    I’m thinking he let the wrong people rent out one of his properties

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  • James Kling

    Eggs, man. Even drug dealers enjoy the freshest eggs in the morning.

  • Steelers12328882

    That’s like $600,000 in heroin.

  • Pitfan0513

    Keep your eye on that chicken, he might be running things! Lol

  • cencalsteeler

    So…. that’s why the chicken crossed the road!

  • steelster

    That chicken is pissed off because they took his Cuban cigars. Monkeys can smoke why not chickens.

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  • Brian Tollini

    Your knowledge of drug math concerns me.

  • pittsburghjoe

    I just glad to hear they had the live chicken removed. I think everyone on Mt. Washington feels a little safer now. What in the Harbaugh was a live chicken doing there? I just loved that part of the story. It reminded me of the movie Hangover.

  • Matt Manzo

    Ya! The chicken is too funny!

  • Steelers12328882

    It’s called google.

  • Lil Smitty

    I have heard of places that use geese to warn of intruders, so maybe the chicken was a low tech alarm. Love how the chicken gets more comments than the heroin