A Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) correctional deputy who was caught buying one hundred tablets of the anabolic steroid stanozolol has been sentenced to twelve months probation. David Agosto pleaded no contest to charges of possession of anabolic steroids. Stanozolol is more commonly known among bodybuilders and athletes by its trade name Winstrol.
The nine-year veteran BSO deputy was fired in April 2012. The termination took place approximately eight months after Hollywood Police arrested Agosto during a late night steroid drug deal. Hollywood Police detectives observed him purchase steroids from a steroid dealer out of the trunk of a car at an International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurant parking lot.
Agosto’s steroid dealer literally had a trunk full of steroids. David Kadler had in excess of 20,000 tablets of Winstrol and numerous vials of testosterone in his car trunk. Kadler also had a handgun and an AK-47 assault rifle in his possession. The outcome of Kadler’s case is unknown. But Agosto was fortunate to only have purchased 100 tablets of Winstrol.
Police did not prove that Agosto actually used steroids. But they noted that Agosto and his drug dealer were “extremely muscular and heavy weight lifters.”
Agosto’s steroid case was the latest in a long line of BSO deputies who have been linked to anabolic steroids. According to an internal affairs investigation initiated by the federal investigation of PowerMedica, at least 26 deputies obtained anabolic steroids since 2005 while employed by BSO.
Unlike Agosto, these officers obtained steroids from Florida testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and longevity clinics. BSO Sergeant Lisa McElhaney alleged that these officers obtained the steroids fraudulently. However, at least eight BSO deputies were cleared of wrongdoing because they had a prescription for the medications.
Also unlike Agosto, the BSO deputies linked to PowerMedica did not face criminal charges.
Hamacher, B. (May 30, 2012). Former BSO Deputy Enters No Contest Plea in Steroid Case. Retrieved from http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/BSO-Deputy-Enters-No-Contest-Plea-in-Steroid-Case-155758345.html