An Oceanside on-duty firefighter was arrested on suspicion of steroid possession last month, according to officials.
Jeffrey Cummins, a 30-year-old firefighter for the Oceanside Fire Department, was arrested on June 27 when he was caught at a police operation on the 3900 block of Vista Way, Lt. Leonard Mata of Oceanside Police Department told NBC 7 San Diego.
Cummins was cited and released the same day.
He was places on paid administrative leave after the incident, according to our media partner North County Times.
Mata said they received information he might be purchasing steroids, which prompted the police investigation.
Anabolic steroids are synthetically produced variants of the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone that can be abused in an attempt to promote muscle growth, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. They are a controlled substance and possession without a prescription is illegal.