Man sentenced for role in ex-Broncos’ drug case

BILLINGS, Mont. — A 29-year-old man who ran cocaine from a former Denver Broncos player to a Billings drug dealer has been sentenced to three years in federal prison.

The Billings Gazette reports that U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull sentenced Chad Sanford, of Aurora, Colo., on Monday. Sanford pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge and was held responsible for 7 kilos, or about 15 pounds of cocaine.

He was indicted in a conspiracy that led to the convictions of former Broncos running back Travis Henry and co-defendant James Mack, of Bow Mar, Colo. Henry and Mack were supplying cocaine to Billings dealer Matt Lamonaca. All three have been sentenced to prison.

Sanford was pulled over in Montana in September 2008, and state troopers found more than 6 pounds of cocaine and 6 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. They say he told them he was delivering the drugs for Henry and Mack.


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