Garrett Reid Found with Steroids

Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli reveals that vials found with Garrett Reid when he died were steroids.

Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, had a large amount of steroids in his room when he died of an accidental heroin overdose this summer.

Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli said at a press conference Monday afternoon that Reid, 29, was in possession of vials that contained performance-enhancing steroids.

Morganelli said the vials contained four types of anabolic steroids that increase testosterone and build muscles. Reid was working with the Eagles' strength and conditioning team, but Morganelli could not determine whether Reid used the steroids personally or was supplying others.

"I have no evidence there was any distribution occurring," Morganelli said.

Reid died on Aug. 5 in his dorm at Philadelphia Eagles training camp at Lehigh University. At that time, Morganelli said, Reid was in possession of "a substantial amount of syringes and needles." A used syringe and spoon were also found, he said.

The drug paraphernalia discovered in a Reebok gym bag in Reid's apartment room at Lehigh University included:

  • 64 needles
  • 47 syringes
  • 19 vials of an unknown liquid (which turned out to be steroids.)

Reid struggled almost 10 years with drug addiction and drug dealing. He was helping at camp with players' strength training and conditioning.

Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said that toxicology reports suggested "chronic use" of drugs.

For a full story on the Garrett Reid press conference, see our Patch.com sites on Tuesday.

European American. December 18, 2012 at 04:57 PM
I read the patch quite often. My suggestion for the patch writers are guidelines for the phrase "breaking news". The other day the breaking news was that a local high school choir was beat out by another local high school choir. That is in no way breaking news. It's just like the rest of the media. It's a ploy to get you to click on the link so they can have more viewers and better ratings.
Kim December 19, 2012 at 01:13 PM
I guess since I agreed with Daryl, it was ok to delete my comment? Maybe if I start to threaten to stop receiving texts, Patch will put my comments back up?
Lori Israeli December 20, 2012 at 03:44 AM
My responses to se of Daryl's comments were also deleted, I think they had to delete the thread we responded to when they deleted his comments. The ones where I responded directly to his statements were deleted. I think yours were on the same thread. I think we also lost a Patch editor's comment as well as one from the author of the article.
Lori Israeli December 20, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Kim December 20, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Gotcha Lori. Thanks!


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