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Reche Caldwell arrested on drug charges in Florida

Reche Caldwell

Former NFL receiver Reche Caldwell was arrested Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

It’s the second time this year Caldwell has been arrested in Hillsborough County. He was also arrested in January and charged with running an illegal gambling operation.

According to the arrest record, Caldwell was arrested at 12:46 p.m. Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. He was booked into jail at 7:15 p.m. and released on $2,000 bond early Wednesday morning. He was charged with a third degree felony.

According to TMZ, who first reported the arrest, Caldwell was attempting to sell ecstasy pills.

Caldwell played six seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins. He also spent time in the offseason with the St. Louis Rams in 2008. Caldwell caught 152 passes for 1,851 yards and 11 touchdowns for his career. His best season came with the Patriots in 2006 when he caught 61 passes for 760 yards and four touchdowns. It was the only season of his career with more than 28 catches and 352 yards.

[mug shot via the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]