Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control and the Tulsa Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit are continuing to target competitive bodybuilders in an ongoing anabolic steroid investigation that has implicated several amateur and professional bodybuilders in an alleged Oklahoma steroid trafficking network since December 2007. Over 75 individuals have been interviewed and a grand jury has convened to investigate the distribution of anabolic steroids and performance enhancement drugs in Oklahoma (“ ,” November 25).
OBNDD officials declined to comment on the seizures, but court records show that they are part of an ongoing investigation, and sources have told the Tulsa World of a recent grand jury investigation into the use and distribution of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancement drugs in the Tulsa area.
Since December 2007, agents have seized a “large quantity of anabolic steroids from several unrelated individuals” in the Tulsa area, according to the affidavit, signed by an undercover agent who is a legal expert on the illegal use of performance-enhancement drugs.
Most recently, the OBNDDC and Tulsa Police, armed with search warrants, seized several vials of anabolic steroids and steroid paraphernalia during searches of the home of NPC national-level amateur bodybuilder Chris Waid on October 23, 2008.
Two confidential informants told the undercover agent that Waid also has been distributing anabolic steroids and illegal performance-enhancement drugs in the Tulsa area, according to the document.
Authorities also obtained a warrant to seize cell phone records, computers and electronic storage devices to provide further evidence of Waid’s steroid use and distribution, according to court records.
Waid, who could not be reached for comment, is one of several people in the Tulsa area who have been linked in court documents to the use and distribution of steroids and other performance-enhancement drugs.
NPC bodybuilder Keith Koppenhaver, IFBB pro bodybuilder Guy Ducasse, gym owner Chris Goodman have been implicated in the Oklahoma steroid scandal with anabolic steroids seized during searches of homes and business.
Guy Ducasse has told us that Tulsa Police seized personal quantities of pharmaceutical steroids and other medications that were all prescribed to him by a doctor during a search of his home earlier this year. Ducasse is critical of news accounts portraying him as a “main distributor of anabolic steroids and other illegal performance drugs in Tulsa” and omitting the fact that he had prescriptions for all medications seized from his home.
Arrests have not yet been made in the Oklahoma steroid investigation.