steroidsThe federal grand jury of the U.S. District Court in Mobile, Alabama has charged members of Applied Pharmacy Services Inc. (APS) with illegal prescription and distribution of anabolic steroids. There were twelve individuals involved including the owners, Samuel Kelley, Jason Kelley and Jodi Silvio, four pharmacists and 5 other individuals who helped with the operation. According to the court documents, APS operated in at least 10 states.

The pharmacists involved were apparently prescribing and selling steroids that are used by veterinaries to human buyers. The public got hold of the APS through their internet campaign, advertisements, and local gyms and through snow-balling through their contacts. They sold cocktail anabolic steroids, human growth hormone and human chorionic gonadotropin. When asked if there were any sports figure that served as a client, the assistant US attorney handling the case didn’t comment. She mentioned, however, that some of the clients were teenagers. This would pose a heavier sentence for the group since selling steroids and illegal drugs to individuals less than 21 mean 10 years imprisonment. Usually, a sentence of 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 are given to cases like this.