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September 9, 2014
Austin parents rightly concerned about steroid sales to their kids
The shoe is on the other foot for Williamson County Precinct 2 Deputy Constable Don Zachary. He’s used to arresting people, but tonight he’s off the streets after federal and state authorities arrested him and 21 other people in a steroid drug bust. The Drug Enforcement Agency says it’s looking into organizations that divert legal steroids for illegal purposes or even worse. Greg Thrasher, director of DEA’s Austin office says, “They’re clandestinely manufactured in backrooms and garages and so forth from substances we see being received from China, India and other places.” Another problem, these performance enhancing drugs are getting popular with kids.  Thrasher says, “Research shows the more prevalent a drug is, the more demand there’s going to be for that particular drug.  So we’re very concerned it’s trickling into the high schools and beyond.” Parents are worried too. Richard Roach says, “It’s kind of a cheating deal to me.   I mean enhancing your body to do things you should be working on normally. ” And Brett Flanders chimes in, “To get ahead it should be with what gifts you have, hard work, weightlifting, stuff like that.” Deputy Constable Zachary is suspended with pay while Internal Affairs and federal investigators both look into his arrest in this steroids case. Read More at: http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/parents-worry-steroid-ring-targeted-their-kids-20616.shtml