NCO jailed 9 months for steroid use, distribution

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An Air Force staff sergeant was found guilty April 15, 2022, during a General Court-Martial at Robins AFB, Georgia, for the Wrongful Use of Schedule I, II or III drugs, disobeying a lawful command and destroying non-military property.

The investigation was ran by Office of Special Investigations Detachment 114, at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, on Sept. 11, 2020, based on information received from a civilian who stated the noncommissioned officer distributed steroids to members of a gym he attended.

During an OSI interview, a female witness, who was in a relationship with the subject, described multiple instances of hand-to-hand exchanges of steroids he used to boost his performance in the gym.

Special Agents conducted a search and located a used syringe, 20 empty glass vials, 67 droppers and shipping information from the individual’s abandoned trash.

Additionally, investigators interviewed multiple individuals from the off-base gym he attended, who said the subject was known for steroid use and distribution.

The subject’s family members, friends, co-workers and supervisors, however, did not corroborate the claims of steroid possession, use and distribution.

In the end, the NCO was jailed for nine months with total forfeiture of pay and allowances, reduced in rank to airman and received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force.

Editor’s Note: This article is the seventh installment of the Public Affairs “Justice for All” series; a collection of recent court martial cases highlighting the tireless efforts of OSI Special Agents, as they fulfill their mission to defend the nation, protect the integrity of the Department of the Air Force, find the truth and serve justice for all.