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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Former Canadian Football League Player Indicted On Smuggling Charges

A Seattle federal grand jury Friday indicted three men, including an ex-Canadian Football League player, accused of attempting to smuggle $1 million in ecstasy tablets into Washington from British Columbia.

Americans Jamie Cadorette, 20, and Brian Coll, 29, and Canadian Anthony Drawhorn, 40, were arrested Nov. 24 at a Blaine border crossing with a speaker box packed with 52,000 tablets of the illicit club drug, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office said in a statement.

Cadorette, of Burnaby, British Columbia, was attempting to cross into Washington when agents found the speaker box in his vehicle. Agents then lured Coll of Los Angeles and Drawhorn of Duncan, British Columbia, to Blaine by claiming Cadorette had car trouble.

Drawhorn, a former defensive back with the B.C. Lions, and Coll were indicted on a charge of attempted possession of MDMA with intent to distribute. Cadorette was indicted on charges of possession of MDMA with intent to distribute and importing the drug.

The men are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. Each faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine if convicted


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