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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Packers Super Bowl 45 ring recovered during DEA drug bust

When the Drug Enforcement Agency arrested several people in connection with a drug trafficking ring on Monday, they seized all the items you would typically associate with a drug bust: Heroin, guns, ammunition, and a Packers Super Bowl 45 championship ring. On second thought, maybe the bust was slightly unusual.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the drug organization included several Chicago-area members who had been under electronic surveillance for “several months.” The ring was accompanied by 20 kilograms of heroin, 18 weapons, and about $1.4 million in cash. How they came across it is unknown, but the ring had recently been reported stolen by a team executive.

Last week, a Packers employee sold her ring to a pawn shop and it was purchased by a 71-year-old lifelong fan. A popular new form of currency seems to be establishing itself in front of our very eyes.

H/T Shutdown Corner
Photo credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE



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