Girlfriend and Mother Go to Jail After Hiding Steroids for Inmate

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An inmate at a Connecticut state prison called his girlfriend and asked her to dispose of an illegal anabolic steroid stash hidden in his apartment in Manchester (Connecticut). Unbeknownst to Paul Dipietro, his conversation with his girlfriend was recorded by prison officials. They alerted the East Central Narcotics Task Force in Manchester of the plan. While steroid possession is illegal, tampering with evidence is also illegal.

Police responded to the tip and caught Dipietro’s girlfriend and his mother discarding the steroid pills by throwing them out the car window. Dipietro apparently forgot to instruct them to dispose of the pills in the toilet.  Investigators located the discarded pills on the side of the road. An analysis of pills confirmed the presence of the steroids stanozolol (aka Winstrol) and oxandrolone (aka Anavar). Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are classified as Schedule III Controlled Substances.

Julie Paivia (the girlfriend) and Nancy Poulin (the mother) were arrested last week as a result. They each face charges of tampering with the evidence, hindering prosecution and interfering. Paivia and Poulin were jailed on $1,500 and $2,500 bond, respectively.

Dipietro was served with an additional arrest warrant last week while he was in prison according to the Hartford Courant. He was charged with two counts of steroid possession in relation to the attempted disposal of steroids from his apartment by his girlfriend and mom..

The three arrests are related to a March 2011 investigation involving steroid possession. The reader is left to assume that Dipietro’s current imprisonment is related to the investigation six months ago but details provided by the Courant are somewhat ambiguous.

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Federico, H. (September 29, 2011). Police: Inmate Asks Girlfriend To Remove Steroids From Manchester Apartment. Retrieved from http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-manchester-steroids-0930-2-20110929,0,1031121.story.