N.J. high school football coach charged with steroid possession
A high school football assistant coach in New Jersey was charged with possession of steroids and syringes after he was pulled over last week, according to NJ.com.
According to police, the assistant, Charles Garcia, had 400 milligrams in two sealed boxes, as well as 14 individually sealed and capped syringes.
Garcia's attorney said Friday that Garcia resigned from his coaching position at Sayreville War Memorial High School earlier this week. The attorney also said that the steroid allegations have "nothing to do with the football program at Sayreville High School."
Garcia was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and third-degree possession of hypodermic needles, which is a disorderly persons offense. He was also issued a traffic summons for allegedly operating a vehicle with an expired driver’s license, failing to signal the lane change and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.
Sayreville's scheduled Thursday varsity game this week was canceled without reason, but school officials said it was not related to Garcia's arrest.
The school is scheduled to give a brief statement at 3 p.m. EST Friday regarding why the game was canceled.
Garcia is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 10.
- Molly Geary