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April 14, 2010
Miss. State Univ Student Busted with Steroids
We have made an aggressive effort to convince Mississippi educators of the need to bring our Hoot’s Chalk Talk education program to their state.  But, we are continuously told that there is no need for such a program in Mississippi, because “we don’t have a steroid problem with Mississippi kids.” Well, here is another news article about another bust of another young person in the Great State of Mississippi.  How many of these in your face examples is it going to take to convince our leaders that there is a crying need to be talking to our kids about this problem? Note that this was but one of several steroid busts which were made in the past few weeks. Don

Anabolic steroids with a street value of $10,000 were confiscated Sunday night during a routine traffic stop in Greene County.

Clayton Ross Brown, 21, of Moss Point, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Sheriff’s deputies discovered 54 vials of anabolic steroids and more than 700 pills of anabolic steroids in Brown’s vehicle.

A Mississippi State University student, Brown remains in the Greene County jail. Bond has not been set.

Two similar arrests were made March 11 in George County.

George County Sheriff’s Department undercover deputies and Mississippi Department of Narcotics agents purchased approximately $5,000 worth of anabolic steroids from David Merritt, 22, of Lucedale, said George County Narcotics Investigator Justin Strahan.

Merritt allegedly had 19 vials of anabolic steroids and two handguns in his possession, Strahan said.

Later that same day, MBN agents and undercover deputies executed a search warrant at 123 Quail Run Road, Lucedale, and arrested Carlos Carpenter, 36, Strahan said.

Carpenter allegedly had approximately 19 vials of anabolic steroids, roughly $550 and 100 three-milliliter syringes were seized.

A handgun also was confiscated during the search.