Last month, we happened to mention New England Patriots’ O-lineman Nick Kaczur helping authorities bust his dealer after getting arrested with prescription pain-killers he didn’t have an Rx for. The BOSTON GLOBE has now gotten ahold of the police report, and it’s a bit of a doozy: Kaczur had 200 Canadian-made Oxycontin pills on him when he was busted.
The original report said “a small amount.” 202 of them doesn’t seem like that small an amount to me, but I’m guessing “small” by smuggling/drug dealing standards. Even better: the dealer Kaczur apparently ratted out to the New York State Police is saying he didn’t sell Kaczur those pills.
The Oxycontin that police found in Kaczur’s car happened to be of the Canadian variety, with a “CDN” stamped on them to mark them for distribution and sale north of the border. The attorney for Daniel Ekasala (who has pleaded not guilty on several counts) is saying his client wasn’t the source of the pills — which, if proven true, could possibly net the offensive lineman federal charges if the feds choose to get involved.
Amazingly, he’s still on the Patriots roster through all of this, although a spokeswoman would not provide additional comment other than that. Regardless of what happens to the case, it reads like Kaczur won’t be back next season in Foxboro.