U.S. Attorney’s Office
September 17, 2013
Northern District of Texas
Former Officer with Alvarado Police Department Admits Leaking Law Enforcement Sensitive Information in Anabolic Steroid Investigation
DALLAS—Brent Dickey, 42, a former officer with the Alvarado, Texas Police Department, appeared in federal court today and pleaded guilty to an Information charging one count of misprision of a felony. He faces a maximum statutory penalty of three years in federal prison and a...Read Full Story
The Japanese Wrestling Federation is again rocked by another doping incident where an Olympic contender was found to be taking a drug used to counter the side effects of steroids. This is already the second incident where a Japanese wrestler was involved in the use of anabolic steroids.
Last year, Katsuya Kitamura, a Greco Roman wrestler was suspended for two years after anti-doping officials found in his system the steroid drostanolone. Kitamura is a three-time national champion in the Greco...Read Full Story
Over the years, much have already been said and written about anabolic steroids and its health risks. Among the negative side effects of steroids abuse include increased risk of psychosis, acne, bad breath, increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, and mania or depression.
In the field of sports, anabolic steroids have been strictly banned and professional athletes who were caught using them were stripped off with victories. Schools and local government units across the nation have also...Read Full Story
The 35-year old Florida bodybuilder from Lakeland who was accused of being a large-scale illegal anabolic steroids distributor and who claimed to sell steroids to professional athletes, left jail after a federal hearing and after posting a $25,000 bail. Richard “Andy” Thomas was detained at the Pinellas County Jail after he was caught in possession of anabolic steroids with intent to distribute.
The federal hearing was held at Tampa’s federal court with Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson as...Read Full Story
There are still some people who are trying their luck in importing and distributing illegal anabolic steroids. This is not only happening in the United States but as well as in other countries. People involved in these activities are taking the risk because of the big return that they could get in selling these steroids to sports and fitness enthusiasts and of course to the general public. We all know that steroids are primarily used by athletes to improve their performance. However, in a...Read Full Story