SHERMAN, Conn. -- A Sherman man could face more than 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in federal court to conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.
Michael Mase, 32, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court after a long investigation led by the FBI, the DEA and Homeland Security, said Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.
According to court documents and statements made in court, the investigation revealed that individuals were receiving shipments of steroid ingredients from China and manufacturing and distributing wholesale quantities of steroids. The investigation also showed that certain members of the conspiracy were distributing prescription pills, including oxycodone.
During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized hundreds of vials of steroids, 600 grams of raw testosterone powder, more than 350 grams of powder cocaine, and four long guns.
By pleading guilty, Mase, a registered nurse and a body-builder, admitted that he purchased anabolic steroids from another member of the conspiracy and distributed them to others, including athletes who competed in body-building competitions.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in December, at which time he could face 10 years in prison. He is currently out on $100,00 bond.
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