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February 9, 2015
Massachusetts: Couple accused of making, selling illegal steroids
Picture A 36-year-old man and his 42-year-old girlfriend allegedly ran a “relatively sophisticated” steroid-making and distribution operation, a prosecutor said Thursday at their arraignment on drug charges. Kurt Moisan of 148 Hamilton St., Southbridge, and Bobbi Jo Clark of 44 Whitcomb St., Webster, pleaded not guilty to three counts of possession to distribute steroids, distribution of steroids, manufacturing steroids and conspiracy. Mr. Moisan and Ms. Clark posted $250 bail and were ordered to return to Dudley District Court on March 19 for pretrial hearings. On Wednesday, members of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s Worcester Tactical Diversion Squad and Southbridge police searched Mr. Moisan’s Hamilton Street apartment. Both suspects were there when investigators arrived, the police report said. Mr. Moisan allegedly admitted to agents that he made and distributed various types of steroids. He said he bought raw materials to make steroids from online sources and brewed the ingredients into a finished product, police said. Mr. Moisan received and filled online orders from customers, and mailed the products to them, police said. Ms. Clark allegedly admitted she had been involved in distributing the steroids beginning in October. Her efforts included delivering packages she knew to contain steroids, picking up payments for steroids and sending them to Mr. Moisan’s suppliers, according to police. During the raid, police seized from the second-floor apartment raw steroid powders, finished liquid injectable steroids, a significant amount of steroid-making equipment, paraphernalia, packaging materials and proceeds from Mr. Moisan and Ms. Clark’s distribution business, police said. The couple allegedly admitted that the money in the apartment was derived from their steroid distribution business. During the fall, the DEA in Newark, New Jersey, received information about an operation involving making and distributing anabolic steroids from rapidlab.biz, a retail website that advertises the sale of testosterone and other illegal steroids. The investigation revealed that Mr. Moisan ran the website, police said. On Dec. 10, DEA agents placed an undercover online order of testosterone from the website and received the drug Dec. 17. Agents also placed orders on Jan. 8 and Jan. 22 and received the goods Jan. 12 and Jan. 28, police said. In court, Assistant District Attorney John Sares, noting Mr. Moisan’s previous convictions for narcotics charges, asked the judge for $2,500 bail. But Mr. Moisan’s lawyer argued successfully for the judge to uphold the $250 bail that had been imposed by a clerk magistrate at the police station. Judge Gerald A. Lemire told the couple they would be ordered held for 90 days if they were charged with any other crimes while their steroids case was pending. http://www.telegram.com/article/20150205/NEWS/302059718/1116#