Miami Police May Start Testing for Steroid Abuse After New Times Report

Miami Police May Start Testing for Steroid Abuse After New Times Report

Our cover story this week is Tim Elfrink's latest dip into the apparently never-ending pool of scandal surrounding the Coral Gables "anti-aging" clinic turned one-stop steroids shop Biogenesis. Amongst the latest scoops: Miami Police Department officers turned up on the client lists of Tony Bosch's clinic, and steroids connected to the case disappeared from the Miami PD's evidence room.

Well, what do you know, today Miami PD says that they're adding several anabolic performance enhancing drugs to their banned substances list, and that officers may be subject to screening tests.

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The Miami Herald however reports that everyone involved says the move just happens to be coincidental, and has nothing at all to do with the New Times report.

"There's no correlation between the two," Major Delrish Moss told the paper.

Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso and FOP president Sgt. Javier Ortiz also echoed that claim.

Moss instead says that the department had suspected some PED-rage incidents among certain officers, but had never had the ability to test for anabolic steroids before.

Moss also defended a particular officer named in our report, Sgt. Jose Gonzalez. Gonzalez's name appeared several time in Bosch's record, but Moss says that Gonzelez had been referred to the clinic for a legitimate ailment and was a victim.

Gonzalez himself said as much to the former Florida Department of Health investigator at the center of this week's New Times story.

Well, whatever the reason, Miami PD cops could soon be tested for steroids, and hopefully we won't have to worry about any roid raging officers.

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