Fairfax County police say they caught a teacher who has also worked as a football coach in the middle of a deal with his alleged steroid supplier. News4's Richard Jordan reports.
A former high school football coach and teacher was arrested Tuesday on steroid-related charges, according to Fairfax County police.
Jeffery Reagan, 43, of Bristow, Va., was charged with possession with intent to distribute steroids and conspiracy to distribute steroids. Police said his alleged supplier, Jeremy Helbing, 35, of Leesburg, Va., was also arrested and charged with distribution and conspiracy.
Investigators said Reagan was arrested Tuesday in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center, where he allegedly met Helbing at 1:30 p.m. Detectives said they received a tip in December and launched an investigation.
Police said Reagan coached football at South County High School for several years and taught at Mountain View Alternative Learning Center. He recently began training players at a football camp at West Springfield High School.
After the arrests, detectives from Fairfax and Loudoun counties went to Helbing's home, where they said they uncovered "numerous substances which are pending lab results."
Police have not found evidence that either of the men sold or tried to sell steroids to students.
The investigation will continue. Anyone with information should call 703-802-2700 or 703-691-2131.
Fairfax County Schools suspended Reagan without pay.
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