It took over 3 years, but this steroid dealer is finally going to be put behind bars. Â He represented one of the largest steroid dealers caught in the DEA Operation Raw Deal steroid investigation that was launched in 2007.
Countries that participated in the Raw Deal investigation included China, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Thailand.
Associated Press – January 3, 2011 5:14 PM ET
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Southern California man has agreed to plead guilty to weapons and drug charges for running a steroids lab in Compton.
In a plea agreement filed Monday in Los Angeles federal court, Warren Abramson agreed to plead guilty to five counts. He faces up to 55 years in prison and fines totaling $1.25 million.
According to court documents, Abramson offered anabolic steroids for sale on the Internet through his distribution company and leased a building in Compton to manufacture the substance. The agreement says that in September 2007 Abramson had more than 6,400 grams of anabolic steroids that he intended to deliver to someone.
Among counts to which Abramson agreed to plead guilty are three for possessing gun silencers.
A phone message left for Abramson’s attorney, Thomas Nishi, was not immediately returned.