Coach accused of giving student steroids, student told pills were protein, amino acid

Coach accused of giving student steroids, student told pills were protein, amino acid

Coach accused of giving student steroids, student told pills were protein, amino acid

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Posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 2 at 11:21 AM

Associated Press

GONZALES, La. -- Sheriff's deputies say a Donaldsonville High School teacher and coach is accused of giving steroids to a 16-year-old student athlete.

Ascension Parish Chief Deputy Tony Bacala says 56-year-old Curtis Tsuruda served as a physical education teacher and a strength and conditioning coach at the high school since August.

Bacala says detectives began investigating on Friday after receiving information that a coach had allegedly given steroids to a student athlete, telling the student the pills were amino acid/protein pills to help him perform better in sports.

Tsuruda was booked with distribution of a Schedule III controlled dangerous substance, distribution to a student, violation of the controlled dangerous substance school zone law and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

It was unclear whether Tsuruda has an attorney.

 

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