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Arizona public safety officers connected to steroid investigation


 
 

| Wednesday, August 15, 2007


PHOENIX - Authorities confirmed that more than a dozen Phoenix firefighters and one Mesa police officer are connected to a steroid investigation being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Mesa police confirmed Monday that one of their officers is under investigation, and Chandler police said they have been contacted by the DEA about the probe, though the names of specific employees have not come up.

Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan said he wants to respect his employees rights but wants those who may have broken the law to account for their actions.

"I want to turn a porch light on to this thing, because if you're circumventing the system, doing an end run, to use anabolic steroids, that's illegal, a felony," Khan said. "We want to work within the system, but we want to get to the bottom of this."

The Arizona Republic reported Saturday that that more than a dozen Phoenix police officers were linked to the federal steroid investigation.

A DEA spokeswoman confirmed an investigation regarding steroids is under way. She said the primary targets are not police or firefighters, but the doctors who improperly hand out prescriptions.

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