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Retired Special Agent Jack Robertson Honored by THF for Career Achievement

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Retired Special Agent Jack Robertson received the Taylor Hooton Foundation’s prestigious 2017 Legacy Award at an “All-Star Gala” event in Dallas on March 25. Several family members, friends and DEA colleagues attended the event.

“Each year we recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the fight against appearance and performance enhancing drug use,” said Don Hooton, who founded the organization following his 17-year-old son Taylor’s death in 2003 from depression caused by anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Bogus fitness company busted for peddling $8M in steroids

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An illegal steroids ring peddling $8 million in the drugs to more than 50 people in the metro area has been busted, authorities said Wednesday.

Nine men were arrested for using a bogus company, Wellness Fitness Nutrition, as their front, officials said.

The mastermind behind the scheme, Richard Rodriguez, 37, claimed that the business was federally licensed and FDA compliant when it made and sold anabolic steroids, authorities said.… Continue Reading...

Man Charged With Steroid Distribution Near Middle School

Bergen Man Charged With Steroid Distribution Near Middle School

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — A man was arrested and charged with distributing steroids near a Moonachie middle school after an investigation by authorities.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Nicholas D’Angelo, 41, was distributing steroids and authorities found various types of anabolic steroids and syringes during a court-ordered search of his home Tuesday, Gurbir S.… Continue Reading...

Buff and busted: explosion in arrests and seizures for illegal steroids

More than 320 kilograms of steroids were confiscated by police last year, a 1756 per cent increase.

More than 320 kilograms of steroids were confiscated by police last year, a 1756 per cent increase.

Australia’s pursuit of the perfect pecs, abs and biceps has led to an explosion in the number of arrests and seizures for illegal steroids.

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has released its annual illicit drug data report, revealing a record number of busts across nearly all drug categories including performance and image-enhancing drugs.… Continue Reading...

Anabolic steroids entering Tasmania via mail

POLICE are regularly intercepting anabolic steroids sent by mail as bodybuilders in Tasmania order the illicit drugs online for rapid muscle gain.

Northern CIB Detective John King said police and Australian Border Force seized the drugs via the mail system,  the most common route of importation detected.

“We do see quite often steroids being seized in that capacity,” he said.… Continue Reading...

Attorney arrested for trading services for steroids

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An Akron attorney has been arrested for allegedly trading legal services for anabolic steroids.

According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Thomas M. Bauer, 48, of Akron, was arrested and charged Nov. 25 with attempted possession of anabolic steroids, a fourth-degree felony.

Investigators arranged a meeting between Bauer and law enforcement officials in which Bauer believed he was trading legal services for steroid pills.… Continue Reading...

Is High Steroid Use Among Cops Causing their Violent Actions?

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It’s no secret that in many communities peace officers have become anything but peaceful. Is a large part of it due to steriod abuse? Journalist David Krajicek thinks so – and he’s not alone. According to his recent article on AlterNet, a large part of the problem may be substance abuse.… Continue Reading...

‘Roid Rage: Are steroids behind the worst police brutality cases?

Video shows police taking down a homeless man in San Francisco (YouTube)In 2004, the growing menace of steroid abuse by American police officers prompted the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to warn of the “possible psychological disturbances” of juiced-up cops.

The DEA said symptoms included:

  • Mood swings (including manic-like symptoms leading to violence)
  • Impaired judgment (stemming from feelings of invincibility)
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Extreme irritability
  • Delusions
  • Hostility and aggression

Four years later, the influential International Association of Chiefs of Police, with 16,000 members around the globe, approved a resolution that “calls upon state and local law enforcement entities to establish a model policy prohibiting the use of illegally obtained steroids” by officers.

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DEA shuts down 16 underground steroid labs with “Operation Cyber Juice”

The DEA announced Tuesday that it recently shut down 16 underground steroid labs and made 90 arrests following 30 investigations in 20 states.

The agency said in a release that the series of investigations led by the DEA called “Operation Cyber Juice” was spurred by “actionable intelligence” provided by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency.… Continue Reading...

Is High Steroid Use Among Cops Causing their Violent Actions?

It’s no secret that in many communities peace officers have become anything but peaceful. Is a large part of it due to steriod abuse? Journalist David Krajicek thinks so – and he’s not alone. According to his recent article on AlterNet, a large part of the problem may be substance abuse.… Continue Reading...