Given a recent IBJ investigation calling into question Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi's handling of a steroids case, it might be nice to know what Brizzi himself thinks about the use of that illegal drug. He gave us a bit of a tip off on this one, perhaps, in better times back in August when he pinch hit for Greg Garrison.
Originally published on this blog back on August 8, 2009.
Carl Brizzi Encourages Steroid Use While Filling In For Garrison
Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi answered a caller's question by saying he was "all for" steroid use in professional sports if it made his experience as a fan more entertaining. He was subbing on Friday morning for WIBC's Greg Garrison.
Maybe Carl Brizzi should type the words "steroids illegal" into Google because a Department of Justice website pops up in the search results. That website says,
"Federal law placed anabolic steroids in Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as of February 27, 1991. The possession or sale of anabolic steroids without a valid prescription is illegal. Simple possession of illicitly obtained anabolic steroids carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a minimum $1,000 fine if this is an individual’s first drug offense. The maximum penalty for trafficking is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if this is the individual’s first felony drug offense. If this is the second felony drug offense, the maximum period of imprisonment and the maximum fine both double. While the above listed penalties are for federal offenses, individual states have also implemented fines and penalties for illegal use of anabolic steroids"
Garrison's show runs from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Isn't that a time you might think the Prosecutor would be in the office? I wanted to link to the Garrison website as well so that you could hear the comments for yourself, but, the audio from yesterday's show isn't archived yet.