Roanoke College coach under investigation after steroid supplies found

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) A Roanoke College coach is under investigation, according to court documents obtained by WDBJ7.

According to a search warrant affidavit filed in Salem Circuit Court, Roanoke College campus safety employees notified police June 22 about “suspicious items located in office 139.” College employees were cleaning out the office when they discovered several syringes and vials that appeared to be associated with the use of anabolic steroids, investigators wrote in the affidavit.

Detectives searched the office and found syringes and glass vials that were labeled as anabolic steroids, investigators wrote in the search warrant affidavit. The statement in the affidavit went on to say police were advised the office was formerly assigned to David Sampson, the college’s Fitness Center Director, and they were told there were numerous rumors he was using/distributing anabolic steroids.

Detectives then got a search warrant for Sampson’s new office #327 in the Roanoke College Cregger Center and found numerous syringes, pills, glass vials, listed as anabolic steroids, according to a statement in the search warrant affidavit.

Items found in Sampson’s new office, as detailed in the search warrant affidavit, were as follows:
• 15 vials
• 1 vial with yellow cap
• 1 plastic bottle
• 7 red capusles
• 1 USB drive
• 1 piece of mail
• A DMV form

Detectives were told Sampson used his old office for storage after moving into his new office, according to a statement in the search warrant.

During a search of Sampson’s home in Salem, investigators stated in a search warrant affidavit that the following items were seized:
• 55 vials
• 14 syringes
• 14 syringe wrappers
• 6 straws
• 2 cell phones/ w cases
• 2 RX bottles
• 1 USB drive
• 1 glass pipe
• 1 small box
• 4 plastic bags
• 1 plastic baggie corner
• 13 vial tops
• 1 form
• 1 receipt
• 1 paper with writing

According to the search warrant, detectives were searching for any and all evidence related to anabolic steroids.

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