JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A former Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to involvement in steroids and received 15 months’ probation.
Court documents in the case of former deputy Ryan Jordan indicate Jordan entered a guilty plea on Monday to possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Prosecutors dismissed a felony drug charge as part of the plea agreement. Jordan was scheduled to go on trial next week.
In 2013, a CBS4 investigation revealed that Jordan was arrested for possession of anabolic steroids and oxycodone. Jordan declined to comment at the time. He was allowed to resign from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office following the arrest. He had been a deputy for 20 years, most recently serving as a night shift deputy in the Jefferson County Jail.
Court documents and law enforcement contacts said that the West Metro Drug Task Force raided Jordan’s home in January, 2013, finding decabol, an anabolic steroid, along with oxycodone, a prescription pain reliever.
Decabol is widely used by bodybuilders to increase muscle mass. Subsequent to the Jordan arrest, four other deputies who worked with Jordan were called in and questioned about possible use of steroids.
Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink said at the time none of those deputies were disciplined or suspended as there was nothing to substantiate their involvement with the procurement of steroids.
Jordan, 47, is a military veteran and Mink said there had been no complaints of excessive force or “roid rage” that would have suggested a steroid problem with the deputy before his arrest and resignation.