An informant in the Dallas suburb of Plano who threatened to out police officers and members of the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints was found shot to death in his home this morning (June 5), making him the second steroid dealer/informant killed this year before he could testify against law enforcement. Reported Jason Trahan at the Dallas News (“Convicted steroid dealer David Jacobs found dead in Plano home,” June 5)
Convicted steroids dealer David Jacobs, who recently agreed to tell the NFL which football players received banned substances he manufactured, was found dead in his Plano home this morning.
The body of a woman identified as Amanda Jo Earhart-Savell, 30, and a gun were also found at the home.
About 11:30 a.m., four men in ski masks and raid jackets with “police” on the back — indicating they may be undercover narcotics officers — arrived at the busy scene and entered the home with a cart to carry documents.
The Dallas Morning News spoke to Mr. Jacobs frequently and exchanged e-mails with him as recently as this weekend. He was interested in getting on with his life after accepting a plea deal for three years of probation on charges related to his steroids trafficking.
Mr. Jacobs said he wanted to rebuild his nutritional supplement business, but he was having trouble getting his old client base to work with him. He also was having financial problems, but the former Marine seemed to be in good spirits.
Jacobs claimed to have sold steroids to officers from the Garland, Richardson, Dallas, Arlington, and Plano police departments as well as to members of the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.
Why didn’t he just hang himself like the DC madam and one of her escorts?
Will the FBI be called in? He was just a disgruntled drug dealer. Maybe he made his suicide look like murder?