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 BOSTON GLOBE reports today that Nick Kaczur, a starting offensive tackle for the AFC Champion New England Patriots, was pulled over for doing 76 in a 65 last April on the New York State Thruway. That’s when police discovered a “small amount of controlled substance for which he did not have a prescription” - oxycodone, a pain reliever.
He was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, punishable by up to a year in jail. That’s when Kaczur accepted an offer to help capture his dealer by making three more purchases from him at $4,000 apiece. Police arrested the alleged dealer, Daniel Ekasala, at the last purchase on May 13th.
The NFL, the New England Patriots, the New York attorney general’s office and Kaczur had no comment. Having said that, Kaczur’s no comment was the most colorful: “I don’t know what you’re talking about, bro.”