Drug Abuse: Dealers Near the Diamond

Dealers Near the Diamond

Even as Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth began his campaign to eliminate illicit drug use from the sport last month, a grand jury in Pittsburgh was hearing testimony from at least eleven players about possible drug dealers in or around the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh clubhouses. Last week the grand jury indicted seven people who had associated with major league players, charging them with more than 160 counts, mainly for distributing cocaine. No players were indicted, although some had reportedly testified under immunity from charges.

Among those indicted were Curtis Strong, who catered food for the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this season, and Jeffrey...

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