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May 1, 2012
Ohio steroid trafficker pleads guilty to 12 counts
For any of you that have attended one of our Hoot’s Chalk Talk educational programs, please make note that this dealer was a) procuring his steroid powders (raw materials) from China, and b) mixing that powder with olive oil before putting the steroids into vials and selling them.  This example is EXACTLY what we’ve been telling you and the public for several years. Sounds like a really sanitary cocktail!! Don

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) – A southwest Ohio man who authorities say helped lead a steroid ring busted up by an undercover operation has pleaded guilty to 12 felony counts.

Forty-six-year-old Ronald Herbort of the Batavia area pleaded guilty Monday to nine drug trafficking-related counts, two counts of drug possession and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Prosecutors dropped seven other felony counts.

Attorney Scott Croswell said Tuesday that Herbort “reached an accommodation” with the prosecution. He declined further comment.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports an assistant prosecutor said Herbort has been cooperating. He’ll be sentenced June 18.

Last November, authorities said 32 people were charged in connection with a ring that used drugs that were imported from China and processed in Tennessee, where officials raided locations in Coffee and Franklin counties.