so the same heros that go after steroids are now caught using steroids? LOL

ironic, that they had a medical prescription to use anabolic steroids, this wasn’t just some online purchase, nor was the steroid abuse problem discussed; with a 540lbs. benchpress sounds like the dude was abuse his body and joints

but, that’s just IMO

I believe the cops should be able to use steroids, after all they put their life on the line evertime they get into that police car, same goes for DEA/FBI guys, the bigger/stronger/faster = the less likely you are to die.

WHy should the government agents, who LEGALLY obtained steroids be punished? since when has LEGAL ownership of something become illegal? aren’t we turning the tables on the ‘ drug ‘ war and making it into a foolish war to go after anyone we can.

 full STORY:

3 Chandler cops tied to steroid investigation

The Chandler Police Department confirmed Wednesday that three of its officers are now under investigation, part of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation into doctors improperly writing prescriptions for anabolic steroids.

“From the information that was provided to us by the Drug Enforcement Administration, we have identified three city of Chandler police employees and we are conducting an investigation on our own at this time,” said Sgt. Richard Griner, a Chandler police spokesman

Griner said the employees are sworn officers, and that the department would not have any additional details on the investigation at this time.
 
Phoenix and Mesa police departments and Phoenix Fire have also been named in the investigation.

Phoenix police told The Arizona Republic that more than a dozen of their officers were linked to the investigation. The Mesa police department confirmed that one of its officers is under investigation.

A DEA spokeswoman said the agency is conducting an investigation regarding steroids and that the primary targets are not police, but doctors that improperly write prescriptions.

The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board oversees certification of all police officers in the state, though they do not conduct investigations.

“This (abuse of steroids among police officers) is all relatively new for us,” said Bob Forry, the standards compliance unit manager of AZPOST.

They have had a total of six steroid cases since 2004. One case is still pending and the other five ended with officers losing their certification.

To combat the use of steroids among police officers, Forry said the board plans to partner with local departments to train investigators and will consider revising the administrative rules that do not explicitly state steroid usage and possession are grounds for dismissal. The document does not cover abuse of prescribed anabolic steroids.

Valley public safety agencies have had several instances of involvement with steroids.

In 2005, police found $1,200 worth of steroids in the home of Mesa firefighter Scott Bluemel. He later pleaded guilty to a felony charge and resigned.

Mesa firefighter Jeff Hinrichs was caught smuggling steroids across the border. He resigned months after his sentencing, when supervisors discovered his felony conviction. At 34, Hinrichs set a world record for his age division by bench-pressing 562 pounds at the North American Bench and Dead Lift competition and won a gold medal at the Arizona Police/Fire Games for bench-pressing 540 pounds in 2005.

Last year, two Phoenix police officers were ordered to be tested for steroids. One of them, Officer Bob Dietrich, was terminated.

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