FBI chemist unable to identify a user of performance enhancing drugs

Chron.com on May 24, 2012 released the following:

“FBI chemist Pamela Reynolds tested medical waste that Brian McNamee stored in a beer can for seven years — and found a number of controlled substances.

But the prosecution witness told the jury in Roger Clemens’ perjury trial today that she was unable to identify a user of the performance enhancing drugs.

“You can’t tell us who used them?” asked defense attorney Mike Attanasio.

“That’s correct,” she replied.

“You can’t tell us if anybody used them?” he continued.

“That’s correct,” Reynolds added

The chemist, saying she was unable to say whether anybody used the substances, said she was only able to place performance enhancing drugs within the beer can.

Also in evidence was a bottle of 309 white pills. The pills were all unmarked. A total of 308 of the pills were of uniform size and the only substance found during analysis was lactose, a sugar component, Reynolds testified.

One of the pills was of a smaller size and when tested was found to contain a controlled substance.

However, as with the materials found in the beer can, Reynolds said was unable to determine how the one pill came to be in the container and who, if anyone was using it.

Following Reynolds’ testimony, prosecutors continued to build their case toward eventual testimony from lab scientists that traces of Clemens’ DNA were found on medical waste inside McNamee’s beer can cache of needles and cotton balls.

Jeremy Price, a former scientist with the Anti-Doping Research firm based in Los Angeles, told jurors that the firm’s tests of medical waste found steroid residue.

But Price, like Reynolds, was unable to link the steroid residue to Clemens or any other individual.

Price did tell jurors, however, the lab testing did not find traces of vitamin B-12 or lidocaine on the tested medical waste.

Those are the substances that Clemens claims he received in injections from McNamee.”


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