Affidavit: Doc wrote large steroid prescriptions for Benoit

Mon, 07/02/2007 - 3:59pm
By: John Munford

Pro wrestler Chris Benoit, suspected of killing his wife and child before killing himself at the family’s Fayette home last week, was prescribed a large amount of steroids every three to four weeks for the year ending May 9, 2007, according to an affidavit filed to secure a search warrant on Benoit’s doctor, Phil Astin III of Carrollton.

According to the affidavit, Astin prescribed Benoit — on average — a 10-month supply of anabolic steroids for Benoit every three to four weeks from May 4, 2006 to May 9, 2007.

The affidavit, filed by Anissa M. Jones of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, also stated that Benoit also had been identified as “an excessive purchaser of injectable steroids,” in a pending federal case being prosecuted in Georgia of a company called Rx Weight Loss.

Benoit, his wife Nancy and their 7-year-old son Daniel were found dead in their central Fayette home just east of Peachtree City Monday, June 25. Authorities believe Chris Benoit bound and killed Nancy Benoit and later choked his son to death before killing himself.

Astin is charged with seven federal counts of violating federal drug control laws for writing prescriptions without a medical need. The search warrants were executed on his Carrollton office as well as his mother’s house, where he told federal agents he had been staying at the time of the raid.

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Submitted by KBETS on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 9:23pm.

There the ones that import all therugs into the US.So they can have this war to pay for a;; there new fancey toys and cars.But yet they walk right by the aleins that everyone is know that they all dont have green cards.They dont have any money thats why they will not miss with them.What you do in your own house and bodie should be up to you .You know they could just tax the stuff and the prisons woouldnt be half as full think about for everyone.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Tue, 07/03/2007 - 4:55am.

"There" imports "rugs." How dare there!
The DEA is paying for the war?
I is know they don't have green cards and I don't walk right by them, I speak.
I wouldn't "miss" with them either!
If you want to mix meth or grow mary jane in your own house it is OK. Treat your "bodie" badly to.
Tax the stuff? Ever here of bootlegging?
You should allow two hours between drags afore writin blogs.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 7:39pm.

Am I understanding now that the DEA was already investigating the illegal purchase of too many drugs from a New York supply house, possibly from prescriptions by the local doctor?
One can wonder how long Benoit knew this, and his wife, and just how much it had to do with his actions.
The charges I think were for sometime ago, and maybe he really hadn't had any drugs for awhile since he supposedly passed a WWE drug test in April. (if anyone would trust that).
If so, maybe withdrawal had put him in such pain he couldn't do his rasslin thing much longer?
He had seen how low most former rasslers had fallen and wanted no part of that scenario.
We may never know why he killed more than himself.
I do however think the authorities (federal) should look into the possible involvement of others for maybe some kind of insurance settlement! Can't trust the locals, they don't have the moxey.

Submitted by Concerned Citizen on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 8:02pm.

The drug test was passed only because he was "prescribed" the drugs he was taking. Vince was very clear to say the test was for illegal and non-prescribed drugs.

As for the insurance settlement, if any life insurance money was to go to anyone other than the children, don't you think the family would have a public fit? You should look into a career as a private dick, as much tv as you must watch, you'd be a regular Colombo!

Dollumbo: Ma'am, just one more question, are you the beneficiary of the victim's week old insurance policy?

Woman: uhh, you got me.

Dollumbo: I'm so good at being a private dick!

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 8:29pm.

The WWE would have bought the policy with them as beneficiary. Standard practice, my friend.
No go investigate them! And, quit speaking out the wrong hole,

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Submitted by Mixer on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 8:01pm.

Well done dollar. I don't agree with anything you said, but for the first time ever, I understand it.

It even warrants a reply from me - your biggest ignorer.

I respectfully disagree with your assertion that Lt. Pope is not 'up to the task'.

Tommy Pope is smart, establishes a good report with people that he meets (quite quickly) and is a top-notch cop. He can work with the feds and their resources but I think we need a local man in on this case to the end. The experience will be invaluable to us here in Fayette County.

Besides, don't under estimate Lt. Pope (he should be Capt. Pope by the way - Randall J., what are you waitin' on boy?) he is Fayette County educated after all.

If WWII had been covered by the Modern Media: Great Video

Submitted by Concerned Citizen on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 8:09pm.

If you were to look at the number of homicides that the "feds" investigate a year compared to the number investigated by the locals, you would see that your local agencies have allot more experience in this area.

Dollar watches too much television, he thinks Jack Bauer is a good example of a federal agent. Go to the federal courthouse one day and listen to a common case, I'll have someone come to wake you up in a couple of hours.

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Submitted by Mixer on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 4:39pm.

What are they trying to say? That it's not natural to look like a cartoon character? Say it isn't so!

On a more serious note, it's sad that vanity may have led to steroid use, and ultimately played a part in the murder of two and suicide of one in this case alone.

What are those seven deadly sins again?

The Greeks had a carving in stone at the city gates that said "Hate Hubris". I wonder if they would have (mis)used steroids if they would have had access to them.

Did that sound like a dollar blog? Oh crap!

If WWII had been covered by the Modern Media: Great Video

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Mon, 07/02/2007 - 4:16pm.

Who would have thunk it?

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