CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY (FOX19) - Police in California and Northern Kentucky are investigating a shipment of marijuana that ended up at the Crestview Hills home owned by Bengal Jerome Simpson, where he lives with teammate Anthony Collins.
Authorities in California spotted a package from a marijuana-distributing region that was addressed to Simpson's home, which they say contained about two and a half pounds of marijuana.
They let the package continue its journey so they could see what happened with it, and contacted the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport police. Airport spokesperson Barb Schempf says the police completed the delivery to Simpson's home; he was there at the time. They then asked him for permission to search the home, which he granted. Michelle Gregory, press information officer for the California Department of Justice, says they found 6 more pounds of marijuana in the home, along with materials to distribute it.
No one has been arrested, though Gregory says Simpson and Collins were interviewed. They are continuing to talk to other police agencies and discuss who will investigate further and handle the prosecution. She says it very well could be a federal case, though local police could possible handle it.
Simpson is a wide receiver, and Collins is an offensive lineman.
They say they are looking at some people on the California end as well, but don't know how many people are involved there.
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