Cobb police, firefighters under investigation - Fox 2 News Headlines

Cobb police, firefighters under investigation for alleged steroid use

Posted: Updated:
COBB COUNTY, Ga. -

Police officers and firefighters in Cobb County are under investigation for alleged steroid use.

FOX 5 has learned Cobb County is looking into public safety employees for allegedly purchasing and using steroids.

The investigation started in late May when the Marietta-Cobb-Smyrna Narcotics Unit notified county officials that a county employee may have been using illegal steroids. Since then, the investigation has grown to include five firefighters and one police officer.

Some of the employees have been placed on paid administrative leave.

Cobb County has a zero tolerance policy for illegal drugs.  The internal investigation is still ongoing and active.

Cobb County Manager David Hankerson said in a statement, "We expect our employees to follow the rules, to set a positive example for those around them and to hold themselves to the highest standards of conduct both on and off duty."

The Cobb County district attorney said that his office has not been contacted about any criminal charges yet.

At this point, the investigation is focused on violation of police and fire department policy on drug use, specifically steroids.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:13:42 GMT
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
  • Atlanta City Councilman's expenditures reviewed

    Atlanta City Councilman's expenditures reviewed

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:00:27 GMT
    Atlanta City Councilman Michael Bond's travel expenses are being investigated by ethics officers.
    Atlanta City Councilman Michael Bond's travel expenses are being investigated by ethics officers.
  • Reality TV Star Todd Chrisley faces tough questions

    Reality TV Star Todd Chrisley faces tough questions

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:58:47 GMT
    It's one of the hottest reality TV shows in the country and it stars an Atlanta millionaire.It's called "Chrisley Knows Best" and Todd Chrisley is the flamboyant lead.But Senior I-team reporter Dale Russell has been digging through court records and says "reality" means something different to people who have done business with Chrisley.
    It's one of the hottest reality TV shows in the country and it stars an Atlanta millionaire.It's called "Chrisley Knows Best" and Todd Chrisley is the flamboyant lead.But Senior I-team reporter Dale Russell has been digging through court records and says "reality" means something different to people who have done business with Chrisley.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices