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Criminal law accusation against superintendent for steroid sales

A superintendent in St. Francois County was recently arrested and accused of drug crimes. The Missouri superintendent has been accused of violating criminal law by buying and selling steroids. He faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.

According to the authorities, the case began when UPS shipping services contacted local law enforcement to inform them of an allegedly "suspicious" package. It is unclear why the employees thought that the package was suspicious. One of the UPS employees claims to have investigated the package, and the employee stated that there were vials and smaller containers of substances within it.

When the authorities investigated the package, they claimed that the 10 vials that were placed in the package contained testosterone steroids. There were also apparently around 100 pills, and some of them also supposedly tested positive for steroids while others remain unknown substances. The authorities purportedly discovered video surveillance footage of the superintendent attempting to mail the package to California. They arrested the superintendent at the school district. The authorities suggest that he may have admitted to the crimes during telephone calls from the police department to his mother and his wife but what exactly he said is unclear.

When a person is arrested and accused of violating criminal law concerning alleged drug crimes, that individual is guaranteed the presumption of innocence until, and only if, proven guilty in a court of law. It is possible that the superintendent could be offered a plea agreement, but not every Missouri case includes this opportunity. If offered to make plea negotiations, the superintendent could accept the terms, or he could continue to defend himself against the charges in court. In the end, it is the burden of prosecutors to actually prove the accusations by evidence that meets the strict requirements of our court system

Source: dailyjournalonline.com, "Superintendent arrested for shipping steroids", Jan. 1, 2015

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