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Jeffrey Reagan, former football coach, arrested on steroid charges

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A former high school football coach was arrested this week for allegedly possessing and selling steroids in Fairfax County.

Jeremy Helbing (left) and Jeffrey Reagan (right) were arrested on drug-related charges. (Photo: Fairfax County Police)

Fairfax County Police arrested Jeffrey Reagan, 43, and another man, Jeremy Helbing, 35, who is Reagan’s alleged supplier.

Authorities charged Reagan with with possession with intent to distribute steroids and conspiracy to distribute steroids. Helbing was charged with distribution and conspiracy.

Reagan most recently is connected with the West Springfield High School football program, where he was set to start coaching this fall. Previously, he coached football at South County High School and taught at Mountain View Alternative Learning Center.

Police said Reagan was arrested on Tuesday in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center, where he allegedly met his steroid supplier.

In 2007, Helbing was charged with a misdemeanor for steroid possession. He was charged after U.S. Customs intercepted 22,000 units of anabolic steroids from China to JFK airport.

Reagan coached from 2007 through 2011 at South County High School. He was being evaluated for a job on the coaching staff at West Springfield.

Fairfax County Public Schools says he is now suspended without pay. Police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said there is no evidence that Reagan supplied steroids to players but said the investigation is ongoing.

Reagan is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. No lawyer is listed.

A call Thursday to a number listed for him went unanswered Thursday.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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