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In a story that reads almost like a Hollywood script, The Boston Globe is reporting today that Patriots T Nick Kaczur was arrested in April on drug charges, but has since cooperated with authorities in a sting operation.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

Kaczur ... wore a hidden recording device during three different drug transactions in May at gas stations in Foxborough and North Attleborough and a supermarket parking lot in Sharon ... At each of the three transactions, Kaczur paid $3,900 in cash to buy 100 OxyContin pills, a potent prescription pain reliever. Federal agents arrested the alleged dealer, Daniel Ekasala, moments after the third transaction with Kaczur.

When questioned by a reporter, Kaczur denied any knowledge of the case.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, New England signed OL Oliver Ross, who coincidentally plays the same position as Kaczur. The 33-year-old has played for several NFL teams, his best years coming with Pittsburgh earlier this decade.

Out of action last season with a triceps injury, Ross hoping to make a comeback with the Patriots.

"I think he felt a change of scenery would do him well," his agent, Alan Herman, told the Globe. "He had some of his best years in Pittsburgh and now he's coming back to the Northeast. New England is a great place to be for a guy at this stage of his career."

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