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Two arrested in drug bust at former Steelers’ home

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Two men were arrested after a huge heroin bust outside Pittsburgh Sunday night, at the home of a former Steelers cornerback.

There was also a chicken involved.

According to KDKA, the DEA and local authorities found 1,500 bricks of heroin. They also seized 16 guns, more than $100,000 in cash and jewelry, Cuban cigars, cars and a live chicken. (I don’t even want to know what they were doing with the poultry).

The bust was at the home of former Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend, though there was no indication he was involved. He’s coaching at Mississippi State now.

The two men arrested were 33-year-old Price Montgomery and 35-year-old James Perrin.

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61 Responses to “Two arrested in drug bust at former Steelers’ home”
  1. youtubeingravenvids says: Jun 9, 2014 12:55 PM

    I couldn’t think of anything to say but I felt like commenting anyway.

  2. theageofquarrel says: Jun 9, 2014 12:55 PM

    Let me guess: This is somehow the Steelers fault.

  3. radiofriendly420 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:56 PM

    Was the chicken’s name “Little Jerry”?

    If so, I have an idea there’s a bad check involved…

  4. blacknole08 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:57 PM

    If the bust happened at Townsend’s house, he was involved somehow.

  5. djstickypants says: Jun 9, 2014 12:59 PM

    Mississippi state….penn

  6. mrheavyhustle says: Jun 9, 2014 1:01 PM

    Free my friend chicken he’s innocent lol for real though why the chicken? Unless they suspect some drugs were stuck in it

  7. briscocountyjr says: Jun 9, 2014 1:02 PM

    I was starting to wonder why I didn’t hear about any steeler arrests, court appearances, or miscellaneous misdeeds. We’re right on schedule.

  8. qdog112 says: Jun 9, 2014 1:08 PM

    So where was Irsay at the time?

  9. 6ball says: Jun 9, 2014 1:08 PM

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    It would appear the chicken was the lookout.

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  10. 2blingluvinit says: Jun 9, 2014 1:11 PM

    There going to have to grill that chicken to get him to talk.

  11. briscocountyjr says: Jun 9, 2014 1:12 PM

    I’m only surprised it wasn’t chubby checker (big ben). If you told me the story, especially the chicken part, I would have not even questioned it was him.

  12. clashpoint says: Jun 9, 2014 1:12 PM

    Wow, you gotta be careful who you rent to these days. I hope he had insurance, the cops tend to break a bunch of stuff. Please don’t ask how I know this.

  13. surfinbird1 says: Jun 9, 2014 1:18 PM

    The chicken was only there to pick up its cigars.

  14. pittsburghdamned says: Jun 9, 2014 1:18 PM

    My only concern after reading this story is that Deshea might be allowed to coach cornerbacks.

  15. dublindemonszfl says: Jun 9, 2014 1:20 PM

    It’s not their chicken, it just crossed the road.

  16. stillers213 says: Jun 9, 2014 1:21 PM

    What do you mean what is the chicken for?
    Drug dealers get hungry too! Geesh!

  17. bpjensen says: Jun 9, 2014 1:22 PM

    Pollo Hermanos

  18. stillers213 says: Jun 9, 2014 1:25 PM

    I’m sure Mr. Drug Dealer’s parents had so much more hope for his future when they named him such a fancy name as Price Montgomery.

  19. drewzducks says: Jun 9, 2014 1:26 PM

    Gotta respect anyone who smokes Cubanos. Even if they’re the Steelers.

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 9, 2014 1:28 PM

    The chicken ain’t talking, but authorities have brought in noted British crime fighters Wallace and Gromit to help with the investigation.

  21. rutchaser says: Jun 9, 2014 1:28 PM

    Is that Peter Warrick in that pic?

  22. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 9, 2014 1:34 PM

    Deshea Townsend intercepted a Tony Romo pass and returned it for a TD late in the fourth quarter that gave the Steelers a win against the Cowboys during the 2008 season. But here’s the funny part: It went into the “books” as a fourth-quarter comeback win for Ben Roethlisberger.
    Football’s a funny game.

  23. zimaman says: Jun 9, 2014 1:41 PM

    Regarding the chicken and drugs in close proximity to one another that leaves no doubt that Leslie Chow was on the premises and escaped prior to law enforcements arrival

  24. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 9, 2014 1:44 PM

    In a statement to the press, the chicken, identified only as Mr. F. Leghorn, sputtered his innocence, “That was a joke son, I say a joke! These boys about as sharp as a bowlin’ ball. So dumb they think the Mexican border pays rent…..I say, boy, pay attention when I’m talkin’ to ya! Boys got a mouth like a cannon, always shootin’ it off….”.

  25. kd75 says: Jun 9, 2014 1:49 PM

    You feed the heroin to the chicken and you get heroin filled eggs…Old trick.

  26. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 9, 2014 1:51 PM

    Did they check out back to see if there were any sheds painted black, or other signs of a covert chicken fighting operation?

  27. blackqbwhiterb says: Jun 9, 2014 2:08 PM

    What’s the chicken there for? Fresh eggs, of course…
    Can’t poison yourself with all them hormones from store-bought eggs, now, can ya

  28. lenbias34pt says: Jun 9, 2014 2:10 PM

    You legalize weed and take a portion of that money and police hours and go after heroin dealers.

    You legalize prostitution and go after under age prostitution and the johns that push’m.

    Awkward social stances, but upon much reflection we are talking on a level just above common sense.

    evolve

  29. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jun 9, 2014 2:14 PM

    It’s Mike Pouncey’s fault!

  30. itslels says: Jun 9, 2014 2:16 PM

    Wouldn’t the fact that it happened at his home be SOME indication that he knew something was going on? I understand he isn’t there, but people don’t just sell drugs out of my house when I’m not there…

  31. tomtravis76 says: Jun 9, 2014 2:21 PM

    Damn renters.

  32. mcmickymickmick says: Jun 9, 2014 2:30 PM

    When police asked the suspects about the chicken they gave them the bird and started using fowl language. Ya know if live chickens are outlawed, then only outlaws will have live chickens…..

  33. marooncat79 says: Jun 9, 2014 2:31 PM

    I think he played for the Cowboys at one time too

  34. mrheavyhustle says: Jun 9, 2014 2:34 PM

    I guess now we know why the chicken crossed the road…….. To avoid prosecution

  35. mcmickymickmick says: Jun 9, 2014 2:35 PM

    Can’t help thinkin’ Colonel Sanders is somehow involved in this….

  36. cards1984 says: Jun 9, 2014 2:38 PM

    anyone saying Townsend knew is an idiot. 1) he has made more money than he knows what to do with already. 2) he is coaching in college and wants to move through the ranks into head coaching at some point. 3) he is coaching in college at a school that is what, at least 14 hours away? I highly doubt he had any idea what was going on or would want to associate himself wit the type of people that would be involved in stuff like this. He probably rents the home out and put his faith in the wrong people. That would make far more sense than assuming a guy that had never been in any kind of trouble that I can remember during his career is all of a sudden involved in a massive drug ring.

  37. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 9, 2014 2:39 PM

    The chicken wasn’t part of the gang. He was just there to provide legal counsel to Price and James.

  38. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 9, 2014 2:40 PM

    After interviewing all the subjects, police are focussing on the chicken as the brains of the operation.

  39. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 9, 2014 2:46 PM

    Police got there just in time. They had kidnapped the prize rooster of a rival gang member and were planning to leave it’s severed head under his pillow.

  40. swannyfootball says: Jun 9, 2014 2:49 PM

    Chickens go for thirty!

    All seriousness though, heroine dealers are absolute garbage. That stuff destroys countless lives.

  41. tonybot3 says: Jun 9, 2014 3:06 PM

    And the Steelers train-wreck continues. Go Browns.

  42. patbetw says: Jun 9, 2014 3:06 PM

    Don’t matter if he knew or not. He just lost his house. How many times do you here NFL guys saying not to surround yourself with idiots, yet they still do.

  43. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 9, 2014 3:13 PM

    Just for fun they could give Price a 35 year sentence and James a 33 year sentence, so they’re the same age when they get out of jail.

  44. richc111 says: Jun 9, 2014 3:14 PM

    yea that same thing happened to me, the cops found a meth lab in my basement. But I didn’t know it was there so everything is cool.

  45. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 9, 2014 3:20 PM

    What was the chicken for?! DeShea was a trained professional athlete – haven’t you ever seen Rocky?

  46. fearthebengaltiger says: Jun 9, 2014 3:26 PM

    who cracked first, the chicken or the egg?

  47. genemontemore says: Jun 9, 2014 3:27 PM

    Must be some clucking good H!

  48. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Jun 9, 2014 3:33 PM

    Obviously voodoo

  49. dmoney666 says: Jun 9, 2014 3:35 PM

    Life in prison for both of them. Heroin is such an evil drug. Anyone peddling that stuff should disappear. Can’t even fathom the havoc 1500 bricks would do.

  50. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 9, 2014 3:43 PM

    James sent Price out to buy a Rottweiler to guard the premises, but he spent most of the money on cigars, so the farmer sold him a watch chicken instead.

  51. wisconsinhillfolk says: Jun 9, 2014 3:55 PM

    The arresting officers interrogated the chicken by dredging it in buttermilk and seasoned flour and frying it in a dutch oven until its internal temperature reached 180°.

  52. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 9, 2014 4:45 PM

    When the case went to trial, the defendants were observed making neck wringing and head chopping motions toward the chicken seated in the witness chair.

  53. polamalurulz43 says: Jun 9, 2014 5:08 PM

    The F. Leghorn commentary should be given PFT HOF treatment. As tear inducing as ghost pepper or Ace of Base…

  54. RE LEE says: Jun 9, 2014 5:45 PM

    The chicken lay the bricks… If goose lay golden eggs…

  55. mtshaggy says: Jun 9, 2014 9:12 PM

    Deshea Townsend has learned that arrests occurred at a property titled in his name in the Mount Washington area of Pittsburgh. Although Coach Townsend has not been associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2010, he continues to own investment property in the Pittsburgh area. The property in question was the subject of a lease purchase agreement executed in March 2012. Neither individuals arrested were signatories to the March 2012 lease agreement. Coach Townsend employs a rental agent to conduct his affairs regarding this property and in no way is associated with the activities that may have occurred at a property rented by him to others.

    get that dumbarses

  56. abreathofsanity says: Jun 9, 2014 10:11 PM

    I’d confiscate that chicken too. Nothing compares to publix chicken.

  57. boonevol says: Jun 9, 2014 10:33 PM

    “We need a live rooster to take the curse off Jose’s glove and nobody seems to know what to get Millie or Jimmy for their wedding present.”

  58. rogerrogers2007 says: Jun 10, 2014 12:03 AM

    That chicken is gonna SING like a canary!!

  59. rogerrogers2007 says: Jun 10, 2014 12:12 AM

    AND,… if they send that chicken to prison, he’ll probably turn into a stool pigeon…

  60. runninggun1024runninggun1024 says: Jun 10, 2014 8:28 AM

    WITH the DEA and the PPD there they forgot to say that KFC was also there as well.

  61. mysterytonite says: Jun 10, 2014 10:53 AM

    Thurgood, Brian and Scarface where the undercover informants. Deshea though he was slick calling the Heroin “Fine China”. After the transaction was made, the magic word “Abracadabra” was spoken and the rest is history.

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