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A record number of fake steroids were seized by authorities last year

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The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has put a number on the amount of illegal steroids seized in 2016.

Astoundingly, 673,906 doses of various drugs were confiscated by various authorities last year, a number that was down significantly on the 1.1 million seized in 2015.

But fears have been raised about the number of illegal anabolic steroids which were taken in.… Continue Reading...

Bogus fitness company busted for peddling $8M in steroids

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An illegal steroids ring peddling $8 million in the drugs to more than 50 people in the metro area has been busted, authorities said Wednesday.

Nine men were arrested for using a bogus company, Wellness Fitness Nutrition, as their front, officials said.

The mastermind behind the scheme, Richard Rodriguez, 37, claimed that the business was federally licensed and FDA compliant when it made and sold anabolic steroids, authorities said.… Continue Reading...

Univ of Nebraska – Lincoln accused of selling/using steroids

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A University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor is in jail on suspicion of buying and selling steroids.

Investigators got a complaint in August that Jeffrey McCray, 43, of 1830 N. 58th St., was using and selling anabolic steroids for bodybuilding competitions, according to a probable cause affidavit for his arrest.

McCray is an associate professor at the Glenn Korff School of Music.

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Supplements spiked with anabolic steroids

 

In a 12-count grand jury indictment that was recently unsealed, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is prosecuting two contract manufacturing executives in the sports nutrition industry for conspiracy to illegally sell steroids. John Wesley Houser IV and Beny Mesika, founders of Durcaps Labs, Active Sports Nutrition and Adrenaline Nutrition Supplements, face significant jail time and monetary penalties if convicted.… Continue Reading...

Steroids are being quite brazenly sold through Facebook

As much effort as the police and other authorities put into stamping out the Silk Road darknet market, even going so far as to hand its convicted owner life in prison, not much seems to be being done about drug sales on Facebook. As part of a report by investigating journalists, many steroid dealers were found through Facebook posts and hidden groups that made it very easy to get hold of the banned substances.… Continue Reading...

Illinois man pleads guilty to obtaining steroids from China

 

sentencing fileJames L. Porter, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced Thursday that a Marion man pleaded guilty in federal court to importation of a controlled substance from China.

Matthew Short, 29, of Marion, waived Grand Jury Indictment and was charged in the single count information. Short faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $500,000 and up to three years of supervised release.… Continue Reading...

Court orders Phillip Musson’s house to be forfeited over illegal steroid sales

Phillip Musson arriving at the Christchurch District Court in 2012.

Phillip Musson arriving at the Christchurch District Court in 2012.

The wife and mother-in-law of a Christchurch man convicted of dealing illegal steroids will lose their house.

The High Court has ruled that Phillip James Musson’s wife and mother-in-law benefited from his drug dealing and the trio would have to forfeit the Bishopdale property they shared.… Continue Reading...

Hooton: Hood’s steroid efforts deserve praise

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Sometimes in the middle of a fight, people lose focus of what the fight was to begin with. So, let me remind you what part of Attorney General Jim Hood’s beef with Google is about: Protecting kids from online drugs.

That is a subject near and dear to my heart. In 2003, I lost my 16-year-old boy Taylor after he committed suicide while coming off anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Multiple Connecticut policemen accused of selling steroids

NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH)– A Newtown Police Sergeant and a dispatcher, along with a State Judicial Marshal are among eight people arrested in a federal drug bust called “Operation Juice Box.”

The US District Attorney’s Office and several other law enforcement agencies have been working on this long term investigation into steroid and prescription pill distribution.… Continue Reading...

DARE officer resigns after being linked to steroid sales case

FRANKFORT — A DARE officer for the Frankfort police department who allegedly was involved in a transaction for anabolic steroids with a central figure in the recent high-profile bourbon thefts has resigned, a department spokesman said Wednesday.

Mike Wells resigned Monday, said Maj. Rob Warfel, spokesman for the Frankfort police department.… Continue Reading...