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Posted: 6:49 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Will Smith's Brother-in-Law Arrested in Cocaine Bust  


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Ethan Miller
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 09: Actor Will Smith appears at a Sony Corp. press event at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show to promote his upcoming movie, "Men in Black III" January 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 10-13 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 140,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Will Smith’s brother-in-law  Dee Lawrence Downs, has been arrested on federal drugs charges.  Downs, who is married to Smith's younger sister Ellen, was arrested on  intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.  Court documents report that he was negotiating the purchase of several kilograms of cocaine - 'agreeing on a price of $26,500 per kilogram.'  He was arrested in a hotel parking lot after presenting an undercover officer a 'black bag, which contained a large amount of United States money.'