A pharmacist in Colorado was convicted of selling anabolic steroids to bodybuilders and others around the country without legitimate prescriptions. Â For this behavior, he has been sentence to 40 months in prison and must forfeit his pharmacy building which is valued at almost $5 million!
Parents, this is an opportunity to point out to your kids that the sale and distribution of anabolic steroids is illegal – a felony. Â Most kids we talk to still think possession and sale of steroids is a legal behavior . . . this is another teachable moment.
By The Denver Post
Updated:Â 06/10/2010 05:51:31 PM MDT
A Colorado Springs pharmacist was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison today and must forfeit his $4.8 million pharmacy building in a steroids conspiracy case, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver said.
Thomas Bader, the owner and operator of College Pharmacy at 3505 Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, was convicted of importing and distributing a Chinese-made human growth hormone, as well as an anabolic steroid.
Bader was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver in August 2007 and was convicted after a four-week jury trial on February.
Bader sold testosterone, an anabolic steroid, and the Chinese human growth hormone to customers around the country, most often to bodybuilders who did not have a legitimate relationship with physicians, federal prosecutors said in a news release.