Grant for undercover operations and investigations of drug dealers being used to fight steroids

syringeOn November 25th, 2008, Alabama Governor Bob Riley awarded a $135,000 federally-funded grant to the Calhoun-Cleburne County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. The money was earmarked to to help fund undercover operations and investigations of drug dealers, and was one of the top homeland security priorities for Eastern Alabama. Strangely, this money seems to have funded an anti-steroid initiative, resulting in the apprehension of three individuals at a local gym, including the owner and his wife, following a six-month investigation.

Cooper Freeman, owner of the Dynabody Fitness in Oxford, was arrested and charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance and numerous counts of possession of a controlled substance. The manager of Dynabody Fitness, Billy Cole, was charged with criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime and possession of a controlled substance. Amanda Freeman, Cooper Freeman’s wife, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The arrests were made as the result of a five-to-six month investigation where the task force arranged repeatedly to buy steroids from Freeman, and  three locations were raided simultaneously on Wednesday, in conjunction with this bust, including the home of Mr. Cole, the Freeman’s home, and their gym.

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