Police investigate pot shipped to Bengals' players home

Police in California and in Northern Kentucky are investigating a package that contained two-and-a-half pounds of high grade marijuana that was shipped to the home of Cincinnati Bengals players Jerome Simpson and Anthony Collins.

Both players were present at the time a woman at the residence signed for the package. Police searched the home and found six more pounds of marijuana inside the residence in the Northern Kentucky suburb of Crestview Hills, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The Huffington Post quoted Tommy LaNier, head of the National Marijuana Initiative, which coordinates marijuana enforcement operations around the country, said the house was being set up as a distribution center for the drug.

"The house was set up as a potential distribution network," LaNier said. "They had it all set up to receive supplies of high-grade marijuana from Northern California, and from there, it was being distributed from that residence."

As of Wednesday neither player had yet been arrested. Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said the club was aware of the situation.

Simpson was coming off a game in Denver in which he caught four passes for a career-high 136 yards. Collins, a backup tackle, did not play in the game.

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