SALEM, Va. (WSET) -- A former Roanoke College fitness director has been arrested and charged after a months-long investigation into accusations he had been using and/or administering anabolic steroids.
On Tuesday, December 12, Salem Police charged David Sampson, 56, of Salem with one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of possession of anabolic steroids, in relation to the ongoing investigation within the police department.
Sampson has been removed from the college's website; Roanoke College said he is not an employee at this time and the date of termination was December 12, the date of his arrest.
Roanoke College Campus Safety got a complaint back in June that Sampson, the college’s Fitness Center Supervisor, had narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia.
Two search warrants were issued in June, one for his home in the 1100 block of Easton Road in Salem, and the other for his office at Roanoke College.
Employees found suspicious items while cleaning out his office including syringes and glass vials that were labeled as anabolic steroids, according to the warrant.
According to the warrant for Sampson's home, police were looking for "any and all evidence related to the possession and/or distribution of anabolic steroids, including but not limited to, vials, syringes, or any other containers that could contain anabolic steroids."
Salem Police seized the several items from Sampson's home:
The following was seized from Sampson's office:
The Roanoke County/Salem magistrate released Sampson on an unsecured bond.