The trend in Texas over recent years has been to toughen drug laws. But it’s not just our state that has stretched out mandatory minimums, steadily increasing the number of people sent to prison and the length of time each one convicted must spend behind bars. The federal government and many other states have done it, too.
The Dallas Morning News reports that a heavy burden has been placed by police on the broad shoulders of a number of area bodybuilders. Eleven men, including bodybuilders and weightlifters, have been charged with manufacturing and trafficking anabolic steroids, a spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Texas said.