Evans Clinchy
Thursday February 2nd, 2012

A date has been set for the criminal trial of former NFL receiver Sam Hurd -- the former Cowboy and Bear will appear in federal court on April 2 to face drug possession and conspiracy charges, according to the Associated Press.

U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis set a pretrial conference for March 21 and an  April trial in Dallas federal court. Hurd is accused of trying to buy large quantities of marijuana and cocaine. Hurd was arrested on Dec. 14 for attepting to purchase of five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana. He could be sentenced to 10 years to life in prison if convicted of conspiracy, and up to 40 years in prison if convicted of the possession count. He has pled not guilty.

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