Sheriff: 8 Kansas deputies suspended for illegal steroids

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter says eight jail deputies have been suspended in connection with the sale and possession of illegal steroids.

The activity had been going on for a year and apparently took place outside the facility. It does not appear any illegal steroids were introduced into the jail.

Seven men and one woman have been suspended with pay pending the outcome of any charges. Three of them are believed to have sold the illegal steroids. The officers include two corporals and range in ages from 27 to 48. No charges have been filed.