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Full-time high school teacher/part-time steroids dealer: Say hello to Texas'latest wild, true crime case
I had some suspicions about my high school science teacher covertly slipping Kahlua into his coffee cup, but I can't imagine him — or any other — serving as a drug dealer on the second shift.
But that's just how one League City teacher allegedly operated.
Timothy Todd Porter has taught physics and astronomy and coached volleyball at Clear Springs High School for 22 years, in addition to coaching at numerous volleyball academies. But now police have charged Porter with one count of possessing controlled substances, and two counts of delivery of controlled substances: cocaine and anabolic steroids (Stanozolol and Anavar, two oral steroids.) A number of minor league baseball players have been suspended for using Stanozolol in recent years.
At 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Friendswood police arrested Porter, along with his two roommates (Geoffrey Taunton and Joshua Todd Decker), following a three-month joint investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The investigation is part of a state-wide operation. The DEA raided Healing Hands Compounding Pharmacy in Murphy, Texas, later Wednesday morning in connection with the case.
As the police searched Porter's League City home, a Clear Springs High School student showed up at the house — driving Porter's car. The student was subsequently let go without charges.
Neither the school nor the independent volleyball academies ever suspected Porter of anything nefarious or narcotic. Police believe that Porter was primarily dealing to the general public (they say they caught him in the act multiple times during their investigation), but that he may have been dealing to students as well.
From my perspective, all signs point to "Yes." What are your thoughts on the accused teacher steroids dealer?