Heroin, Guns and More Seized at Home of Former Pittsburgh Steelers CB

Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

DeShea Townsend played 13 years in the NFL, 12 of them with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’s currently an assistant coach at Mississippi State. That’s not to say Townsend is above reproach, as this report from a local CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh might suggest. 

According to a report by KDKA, authorities seized the following after a raid of Townsend’s home in Mount Washington, P.A.

Law enforcement and the DEA seized 1,500 bricks of heroin (75,000 stamped bags), 16 firearms, more than $100,000 in cash and jewelry, two luxury vehicles, Cuban cigars and a live chicken.

Now that’s a whole heck of a lot of heroin, guys and gals. The stamps on the bags of heroin suggest an intent to distribute, not like having 1,500 bricks didn’t in the first place.

There is no indication that Townsend was involved in the illegal operation, but the raid was conducted at his home. You can go ahead and fill in the blanks there. As it is, two men were arrested at the scene.


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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi