Norfolk Police Officer Admits Selling Steroids at One Life Fitness

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Norfolk Police Officer Kristen Wayne Harris pleaded guilty last week to two felony counts of posession and distribution of anabolic steroids. He admitted to selling steroids, syringes and marijuana to an undercover police officer outside of the One Life Fitness gym in Virginia Beach.

Harris was arrested on June 9, 2011 and originally charged with 11 steroid-related felonies and two misdemeanor charges related to drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs. Prosecutors dropped all but two felony charges.

Harris  resigned from the Norfolk Police Department the day following his arrest. He had been employed by NPD for eleven years. He had previously worked for other law enforcement agencies in the region.

Peter Decker III, the defense attorney for Harris, told reporters that his client regretted and accepted responsibility for making a mistake after serving with an unblemished record for 17 years as a public servant.

The Harris investigation uncovered steroid use by several other officers at the Norfolk Police Department. Three officers resigned as a result of the internal investigation into steroid use at the NPD. Harris was the only one charged with a crime.

Harris is scheduled to be sentenced on February 29, 2012. He faces a minimum of six months and a maximum of 20 years imprisonment.

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Davis, K. (November 24, 2011). Ex-Norfolk cop admits selling steroids, syringes, pot. Retrieved from