5 arrested in steroid, HGH conspiracy
DOJ: 5 conspired to import drugs from China to US
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Five people were charged Wednesday in connection with what federal authorities say was a conspiracy to import anabolic steroids from China into the United States.
Gregory Allen Baker, William Peter Wagner, Ashley Hinson, Heather Marie Wagner and Elijah Adams were arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to import anabolic steroids, conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute human growth hormone, and conspiracy to commit money laundering, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
The indictment notified the defendants that the United States does intend to forfeit several assets. The assets include several cars, fine jewelry as well as proceeds from bank accounts totaling approximately $125,000, all of which are alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offenses.
According to the indictment, from December 2013 through this past Thursday, the five people conspired to import anabolic steroids from the People’s Republic of China into the United States.
During the same time period, they also conspired to distribute and possessed with the intent to distribute human growth hormone and anabolic steroids, the indictment said.
Using Western Union at various locations, they conspired to send payments to China for raw steroids, including testosterone, Mesteron, Anavar, trenbolone, Halotestin, Sustanon, Deca and Equipoise.
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