Mississippi State responds to report of drugs, guns seized from raided house owned by assistant

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According to CBS Sports, police arrested two men as part of a massive Pennsylvania heroin bust Sunday night.

The raided home belongs to Mississippi State defensive backs coach Deshea Townsend, but there’s no indication Townsend was involved in any way. MSU released a statement about the report.

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.

According to the report, 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.

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