Being in the Law Enforcement field is probably one of the hardest jobs to have. You are constantly dealing with people are committing all sorts of crimes day in, day out. Stories are continually popping up in the News about Cops getting caught in all sorts bad situations, whether it be in a Robbery, High-Speed chase or in a Fatal shooting. These stories are the ones that usually make the news and what most people think about when they hear anything about a Cop. Even more recently have been all the cop related shootings that have been sprouting up throughout the nation, causing all sorts of controversy and chaos throughout cities across the US and other nations.
Cops usually get a bad-rap when it comes doing anything for the public, and further more, anything that comes to light about their extracurricular activities usually doesn’t aid in their causes. Well one of these activities that has come to light not to long ago was a recent bust of a lone physician out of New Jersey who had been providing over 248 Cops and Firefighters from 53 different agencies a steady supply of Steroids, Growth Hormone and Testosterone to get these guys jacked.
This all came to light when the physician, Joseph Colao, who was 45-yrs old was found dead in his Jersey City apartment due to heart Failure and investigators began sorting through his office’s medical records and started to big up what was soon to become one of the largest illegal steroid and doping rings that involved law enforcement in history.
It was said that Colao (pictured above), according to records obtained from investigators from his Medical Office, had fraudulently provided over 248 officers and firefighters from 53 different agencies muscle-building drugs within a years span. These drugs or PED (Performance Enhancing Drugs) were said to have been linked to “increased aggression, confusion and reckless behavior” according the NJ.com.
Furthermore, most if not all the prescriptions that Colao prescribed to all the officers were paid for through their Government health plans, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Throughout the year, Six of Colao’s patients in particular, 4 police officers and 2 Corrections officers, were named in lawsuits alleging excessive force or civil rights violations right around the time they received drugs from him or shortly afterwards.
Many others have been arrested, fired or suspended for off-duty infractions that included alleged behavior such as Assault, Domestic Abuse, Harassment and Drug possession, including 1 patient who was left nearly paralyzed after suffering a stroke that was attributed by the Growth Hormone Colao “prescribed” to him, according to his Doctor.
Pictured below is one of Colao’s Patients, Passaic County sheriff’s Detective Rafael Galan, who actually won the Mr. New Jersey middleweight bodybuilding title in 2006. Galan was previously asked to undergo testing for steroids in 2004, in which he later sued the department for illegally ordering the testing on him. His results were never made public – looking at the pictures below, I’m sure you can deduce the outcome of those tests.
See the Full Article about the Huge Drug Bust here at NJ.com