One of the steroid dealers for former Canby Police Officer Jason Duncan Deason pleaded guilty to one count of delivery of a controlled substance. Brian Jackson, a former strength and condition coach for the Oregon City High School girls basketball team, was sentenced to 30 days Clackamas County jail and two years probation after admitting to selling steroids to Officer Deason. Jackson remains the subject of an FBI investigation into whether he sold steroids to other police officers and/or minors. The 350-pound Brian Jackson once told an informant that he did not fear criminal prosecution because his customers were cops (“ ,” May 21).
Clackamas County Circuit Judge Douglas V. Van Dyk ordered Jackson not to use or possess any steroids or human growth hormone, nor any alcohol or drugs and to pay a $107 fine to the court.
He also was ordered not to have any contact with co-defendants, Jason Deason, the former Canby officer who resigned from the job last July during an FBI investigation, and William Traverso, a Canby businessman also accused of providing steroids to Deason.
Clackamas County prosecutor Michael Wu said Jackson was given a lenient sentence due to his cooperation with the broader FBI inquiry involving anabolic steroid-related corruption at the Canby Police Department.
Jackson told FBI agents that he sold Deason anabolic steroids such as Anavar and every 30 to 45 days and that the sales usually involved 100-pill bottles costing $300 to $350. Jackson said Deason was usually on duty and in uniform, according to a search warrant affidavit.
FBI agents say Traverso, a former competitive bodybuilder who works at Canby Landscape Supply, which his family owns, admitted selling steroids and human growth hormone to Deason. Traverso gave agents an April 30, 2002, order for steroids, written on Canby police stationery, that he received from Deason, according to affidavits filed in federal court.
Criminal charges are pending against Canby Police Officer Jason Deason and former competitive bodybuilder William Traverso. Deason faces eight counts of official misconduct and one count of possession of anabolic steroids. Traverso faces seven counts of possession of anabolic steroids, one count of delivery of anabolic steroids, three counts of first-degree theft and one count of aggravated theft.
The FBI public corruption investigation led to the resignation of Canby Police Chief Greg Kroeplin in April 2009. Chief Kroeplin has been accused of covering up steroid distribution by Deason by lying and concealing documents from federal investigators.
The investigation is also looking at whether Canby city administrator Mark Adcock may have withheld information about Officer Deason’s use of steroids. Canby steroid-related corruption scandal. In addition, the separation agreement paid Kroeplin $53,239 and allowed him to collect his full pension beginning at age 50.that allowed him to resign without admitting wrongdoing in the