Forward Bob Probert of the Detroit Red Wings was charged with smuggling 14.3 grams of cocaine across the U.S.-Canadian border. Authorities said Thursday that the drug was found in his underwear.
At his arraignment, Probert, 23, was silent on the federal drug-smuggling charge, which carries a maximum 20 years in prison and $1-million fine on conviction. A plea of not guilty was entered on Probert’s behalf and he was released after posting 10% of a $50,000 cash bond.
Customs agents found the cocaine during a strip search at 7 a.m. on the U.S. side of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel border crossing, said Richard Hoglund, special agent in charge of the U.S. Customs Office in Detroit.