NJ Trainer Accused of Peddling Steroids Nationwide
Customs agents found a package containing illegal steroids during a routine check and traced it to the defendant
Updated at 12:14 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A New Jersey man is scheduled in federal court to face charges he ran a nationwide network that distributed illegal steroids.
Richard Gray of Port Reading was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says a routine inspection by Customs and Border Protection agents last month revealed a package from China containing illegal steroids.
Agents traced the package to Gray. Prosecutors say a search of Gray's home allegedly uncovered about 89,000 pills and thousands of steroids in liquid form.
Agents also allegedly found shipping labels, packing materials and Western Union receipts.
The 60-year-old is scheduled to appear in court in Newark Wednesday afternoon. He was being represented by the federal public defender's office, which didn't return a phone message.
Published at 11:59 AM EDT on May 22, 2013
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