DEA Investigates Underground Steroid Ring

November 2, 2007

A new investigation shows that a series of recent raids by the DEA have uncovered one of the largest underground steroid labs, with as many as 40,000 customers.

The ABC News investigation shows even though the federal government hasn't released the identities of who those customers were, there is concern that some could be young athletes.

We talked to officials at our local high schools and they say they educate students on the alternatives to illegal drug use.

"One of the things we do too is give them an opportunity to get stronger without using those drugs. We have an advanced weight lifting class here at Monticello High School which is incorporated in our PE classes. (and) We talk to them about the dangers of using antibiotic steroids," said MHS Athletic Director, Fitzgerald Barnes.

The University of Virginia says use drug test their athletes for steroid use on a regular basis.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10982176 -
Gray Television, Inc.