Former Steeler and now Mississippi State coach Deshea Townsend’ house is scene of Heroin bust

Former Pittsburgh DB and now Mississippi State cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend’s home is the scene for a huge heroin bust.  Police in the Pittsburgh area arrested two men as part of a drug bust Sunday night in the home of Mississippi State cornerbacks coach 

According to CBS Pittsburgh,  police found 1,500 heroin bricks at the home of Townsend.  According to the Attorney General’s Office, 33-year old Price Montgomery and 35-year old James Perrin were arrested at a home on William Street in the Mount Washington area.

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.

Allegheny County property records show that the former Pittsburgh Steeler cornerback owns the house, but there is no indication that he is involved.


Heroin bust Deshea Townsend

Mississippi State has released a statement confirming Townsend’s only connection to this incident is through owning the house. Below is the entire statement as provided through email;

“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.”