September 26, 2011
Kansas business owner indicted in steroid distribution case
Want to know where our kids are getting their steroids? Â Here is an example of a “doctor” who was writingÂ prescriptionsÂ for steroids via the Internet – writing prescriptions to patients that he had never seen! Don Scott Lofquist, 51, of Fairway, and Rodney Baltazar, 48, of Elkton, Md., conspired to distribute 1.3 million units of steroids through Lifetime Wellness, Lofquist's business, between 2008 and 2010, the indictment alleges. Lofquist operated the business out of his home and from the home of another person in Kansas City, according to court records. He allegedly sold the drugs to those trying to reverse the course of aging and to bodybuilders and athletes seeking to improve their performance. Baltazar, who allegedly wrote the prescriptions, did not see the patients in person, according to court records. Neither man could be reached for comment. Lofquist's number has been disconnected, and a listed number for Baltazar now is assigned to a real estate firm. Prosecutors also are asking a judge to order the men to forfeit $1.36 million in proceeds from the alleged scheme. A Kansas business owner and a Maryland doctor illegally distributed more than $1.3 million worth of anabolic steroids, federal prosecutors alleged in an indictment returned Thursday.