Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf arrested in Montana

Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf arrested in Montana

Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf arrested in Montana

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by Associated Press

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Posted on April 1, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Updated Sunday, Apr 1 at 11:43 AM

HELENA, Mont. -- Police in Montana say ex-NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf broke into an acquaintance's home and stole a bottle of prescription painkillers.

Central Montana Drug Task Force Commander Chris Hickman says he has reason to believe Leaf may have done the same to others, and he is asking other victims to come forward.

Leaf was arrested Friday in Great Falls after police searched him and his vehicle and found 28 oxycodone pills, a narcotic painkiller for which he did not have a prescription.

The former standout quarterback for Washington State was charged with burglary, possession of a dangerous drug and theft. He is free on $76,000 bond.

Hickman says the arrest capped a monthlong investigation that began when postal workers provided a tip that Leaf was receiving small, cash-on-delivery packages once or twice a week worth $500 or more.

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