Lakeland man confesses to being the biggest steroids provider in FloridaRichard Thomas, 36, of Lakeland, recently confessed to selling anabolic steroids to professional athletes. He pleaded guilty to federal charges last Tuesday.

According to authorities, hundreds of dollars worth of anabolic steroids were found in his home in Stoney Creek Drive. Last May, deputies and federal agents set up an entrapment delivery of a package with contraband sent from overseas.

Records show that the packages came from various countries such as China, Russia, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries.

Federal agents initially intercepted a suspicious package in May 21. The package came from Slovakia. It was addressed to “Mahlon” Thomas in Lakeland.

Polk County Sheriffs wired the package with an electronic beacon so they would know if the package was opened. Thomas told authorities that he was the biggest steroids provider in Central Florida. He claimed to have supplied steroids to some of the players from Washington Capitals Hockey team and Washington Capitals baseball team.

Books about steroids, blister packs of Valium, packaging labels, firearms, a digital scale, and bodybuilding photos and trophies were also found in Thomas’ home during the search.

According to NY Daily News, MLB is also conducting their own investigation regarding Thomas’ claims.