September 30, 2020

“Shock and Awe” in Florida Steroid Raid

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office in Florida used “shock and awe” to conduct a raid of a personal trainer suspected of distributing anabolic steroids. Lt. Harold Minch described the SWAT team’s raid of a small-town suburban home as “shock and awe at the beginning” conjuring imagery from the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

The phrase “shock and awe” has been used to refer to the “military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power, dominant battlefield awareness, dominant maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an adversary’s perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight”.

The Sheriff’s Office didn’t take over a Middle Eastern country but they did seize approximately $20,000 of suspected anabolic steroids. [Read more…]

Drug Testing to Reduce Steroid Use by High School Athletes

Most people at every point on the steroid regulatory spectrum, from the advocates of steroid legalization to anti-steroid zealots, agree that anabolic steroid use by teenagers is bad. There are a few people who believe steroids are good for children, pre-teens and teenagers. But in general, most people agree with government efforts to reduce steroid use in teenage athletes. Unfortunately, they seem to accept all anti-steroid efforts without question regardless of their efficacy or lack thereof. People seem to be content with “feel good” endeavors that accomplish little. [Read more…]