Steroid probe widens

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal investigation into Phoenix-area doctors who improperly hand out steroid prescriptions has widened.

The Arizona Republic says more than a dozen Phoenix firefighters as well as police in Mesa are now connected to the Drug Enforcement Administration steroid investigation.

Mesa police confirm that one of their officers is under investigation.

Chandler police say they’ve been contacted by the D-E-A regarding the investigation, though the names of specific employees have not come up.

Phoenix police say the D-E-A has provided it with a list of names of patients of a Phoenix physician who allegedly was providing steroids illegally.

They say the list contains at least 12 names that are similar to those of police department employees