BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- Michael Mase of Sherman pleaded guilty Monday in federa; court to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids , said Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.
According to court documents and statements made in court, a long-term investigation led by the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Department revealed that individuals were receiving shipments of steroid ingredients from China and manufacturing and distributing wholesale quantities of steroids.
The investigation also revealed that certain members of the conspiracy were distributing prescription pills, including oxycodone. During the course of the investigation, law enforcement officers seized hundreds of vials of steroids, more than 600 grams of raw testosterone powder, approximately 350 grams of powder cocaine, and four long guns.
In 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.
Mase is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in December and could face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
He was arrested on April 29, 2015, and was released on a $100,000 bond.
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