CLINTON TWP. – A Clinton Township patrolman has been arrested for possession of anabolic steroids, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns reported today.
Officer Christopher Weaver, 31, was charged by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, specifically Methandrostenolone, an anabolic steroid, according to the prosecutor.
Kearns said the arrest followed a two-month investigation involving Weaver, who is also reportedly a competitive powerlifter.Â
The Clinton Township Police Department has suspended the patrolman from active duty pending the review of the complaint filed by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office, said Kearns.
According to the prosecutor, probable cause was established by investigators that led to the discovery of the Schedule III drug possessed by Weaver without a valid prescription issued by a physician.Â
"We are coordinating with the Clinton Township Police Department Internal Affairs personnel and continuing our investigation into this matter,” said Kearns. “It is a sad and difficult task when we investigate law enforcement officers, but it is for the greater good."
The prosecutor added, "We can confirm that this charge was not the result of an on-duty incident.Â The investigation was centered on alleged off-duty conduct. He was charged and released on his own recognizance awaiting a first appearance in court."