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.


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