UNL professor arrested for steroid possession, distribution

LINCOLN, Neb. — A University of Nebraska Lincoln professor has been arrested for allegedly using and selling anabolic steroids.

Lincoln Police took a complaint regarding Jeffrey McCray, 43, on Aug. 18, amid allegations that he was using and selling steroids.

McCray is an Associate Professor of Bassoon at the Glenn Korff School of Music, and according to the probable cause affidavit for his arrest, also competes in bodybuilding competitions.

According to an affidavit, on Sept. 13, 2016, LPD conducted a trash pull at a residence, where syringes and paperwork with McCray’s name were located.

Another trash pull was conducted on Sept. 19, 2016, and again, documents were located, as well as three packaged envelopes from shipments McCray had received at his residence, according to the affidavit.

One of the packages was sent from China, another from Israel, and the third from Boca Raton, Florida.

In addition, a 10-count of Walgreens syringes were located.
LPD made contact with McCray at his residence on Dec. 7, where he admitted to authorities that he uses steroids.

McCray then turned over approximately 40 vials of suspected anabolic steroids and hundreds of syringes.

After questioning, McCray told authorities that he has been using steroids for roughly 15 years, and also admitted to selling the substances to others. He said that in 2014, he had 5-10 regular customers, but that dwindled to three, according to the affidavit.

Most of the steroids were acquired over the internet, but McCray did state that he had a local source, as well.

After the lab results came back from the substances seized on Dec. 7, McCray was taken into custody on Feb. 11 and transported to jail.

He has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, and nine different counts of possession of a controlled substance.