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Father arrested for giving son steroids for sports

GILBERTVILLE (KWWL) -- A Mason City father has been arrested for giving his teenage son steroids to motivate him in sports.

Todd Gerleman has been charged with distributing a controlled substance to a minor.

Police began the investigation last November after Gerleman's 14-year-old son assaulted his mother at her Gilbertville home.  Officers who responded to the home found a syringe and more than a hundred pills in the boy's bedroom.

Court records show Gerleman admitted to giving his son the needle and the pills.  A test at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation showed the pills were an anabolic steroid.

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