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« Reply #125 on: October 28, 2008, 06:19:04 PM »

http://www.mesomorphosis.com/articles/collins/ryan-haight-online-pharmacy-consumer-protection-act-of-2008.htm
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« Reply #126 on: October 29, 2008, 07:42:44 AM »

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Maximum Steroid Trafficking Sentences to Double

By Rick Collins, JD
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Congress has unanimously passed a bill (H.R. 6353, S. 980) to place strict controls on Internet pharmacies. Sponsored by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (accessible online at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill...bill=h110-6353) is named for Ryan Haight, who died at 18 of a drug overdose in 2001 after he obtained Vicodin – not anabolic steroids – over the Internet. The bill was signed by President Bush on October 15, 2008, and became Public Law 110-425. Its most relevant amendments will take effect 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act (on or about April 13, 2009). The Act creates a new statute for offenses involving dispensing controlled substances by means of the Internet. The law attempts to clarify the laws regarding “rogue” online pharmacies and what constitutes a “valid prescription,” and also criminalizes certain advertising conduct in connection with such pharmacies. It also makes it easier for State Attorneys General to go after online pharmacies beyond their state borders.

However, the Act has far broader implications for steroid trafficking cases in general. Let’s look at the most significant changes.

Most importantly, the law increases the maximum sentence for selling anabolic steroids (and other schedule III drugs) from 5 years to 10 years (up to 15 years if use of the drug causes death or serious bodily injury), as follows:

…in the case of any controlled substance in schedule III, such person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than 10 years and if death or serious bodily injury results from the use of such substance shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than 15 years, a fine not to exceed the greater of that authorized in accordance with the provisions of title 18, United States Code, or $500,000 if the defendant is an individual or $2,500,000 if the defendant is other than an individual, or both.

For those with a prior drug conviction, the maximum increases from 10 to 20 years (up to 30 years if use of the drug causes death or serious bodily injury), as follows:

If any person commits such a violation after a prior conviction for a felony drug offense has become final, such person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than 20 years and if death or serious bodily injury results from the use of such substance shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not more than 30 years, a fine not to exceed the greater of twice that authorized in accordance with the provisions of title 18, United States Code, or $1,000,000 if the defendant is an individual or $5,000,000 if the defendant is other than an individual, or both.

The increases also apply to steroid importation and exportation crimes, and to the new Internet crimes. The law also increases penalties for crimes involving Schedule IV and V drugs.

The Act suggests that the new maximum penalties themselves should not be the “sole reason” for the United States Sentencing Commission to enhance the federal sentencing guidelines, as follows:

SENTENCING GUIDELINES- The United States Sentencing Commission, in determining whether to amend, or establish new, guidelines or policy statements, to conform the Federal sentencing guidelines and policy statements to this Act and the amendments made by this Act, should not construe any change in the maximum penalty for a violation involving a controlled substance in a particular schedule as being the sole reason to amend, or establish a new, guideline or policy statement.

That being said, it seems very likely that the Commission will conduct a fact-finding process to determine what if any amendments to the guidelines are called for based on the new law. The War on Steroid Trafficking is poised to launch into a higher gear next year.

© Rick Collins, 2008
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« Reply #127 on: November 06, 2008, 07:22:51 PM »

EDS research was busted. claims of garbage and liquor all over where chems were being manufactured. Sheriff says he wouldnt let his dog eat off of the floor it was so filthy. People who ordered from them are claiming calls from the FDA, telling them to throw out unsanitary products. Also asking if people are sick from the chems.


http://mesomorphosis.com/blog/2008/10/31/eds-research-busted-for-selling-steroid-type-and-gh-type-drugs/
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« Reply #128 on: November 06, 2008, 11:52:32 PM »

EDS research was busted. claims of garbage and liquor all over where chems were being manufactured. Sheriff says he wouldnt let his dog eat off of the floor it was so filthy. People who ordered from them are claiming calls from the FDA, telling them to throw out unsanitary products. Also asking if people are sick from the chems.


http://mesomorphosis.com/blog/2008/10/31/eds-research-busted-for-selling-steroid-type-and-gh-type-drugs/

I'd never even heard of EDS research.......

They couldn't have been that big.   Huh



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« Reply #129 on: November 07, 2008, 01:13:57 PM »

I'd never even heard of EDS research.......

They couldn't have been that big.   Huh
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Definitely not one of the bigger ones, but fairly well known.  They had T3 in pill form which I was about 1 day from ordering when they got busted heh.
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« Reply #130 on: November 07, 2008, 06:41:20 PM »

Definitely not one of the bigger ones, but fairly well known.  They had T3 in pill form which I was about 1 day from ordering when they got busted heh.

You better start coming to me for source checks or you're going to get your ass reamed one of these days....   Roll Eyes




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« Reply #131 on: November 07, 2008, 08:04:47 PM »

I doubt they would come after any small time buyers... t3  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #132 on: December 16, 2008, 01:26:56 PM »

Thought everyone should check this out just in case:
http://www.mesomorphosis.com/blog/2008/12/16/redicat-extradited-to-united-states-and-arrested-at-lax/
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« Reply #133 on: February 03, 2009, 03:07:41 PM »

DEA Considers Anabolic Steroids as Dangerous as Cocaine and Heroin
DEA Considers Anabolic Steroids as Dangerous as Cocaine and Heroin
Posted on 01:17 January 28th, 2009 by Millard Baker



President Barrack Obama may think the federal investigations into anabolic steroids should not be a top priority for the government, but the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) strongly disagrees. The DEA emphasized that steroids are “extremely dangerous” and respresent a significant threat to public health during a recent press briefing involving the sentencing of Operation Raw Deal defendants (”Pearland couple to be sentenced for operating major steroid pill mill,” January 27).

“It’s not just a drug that can be taken lightly,” explained DEA Special Agent Violet Szeleczky. “It’s something that we still consider extremely dangerous to the public and we’re going to investigate it to its fullest, just as if it were heroin, cocaine or marijuana.”

DEA Special Agent Violet Szeleczky promised to treat anabolic steroid cases no differently than cocaine or heroin cases when it comes to allocating agency investigative resources. Agent Szeleczky made these comments in relation to the sentencing of one of the largest underground labs (UGLs) busted during Operation Raw Deal.

Kenneth Hebert and Leticia Zamora, the owners of TexStar Labs and Phalco Labs, pleaded guilty to distributing millions of dosages of illegal steroids over the internet. Ironically, while the Special Agent Szeleczky continues to demonize anabolic steroids with talk about the dangers and threats to public health, prosecutors are prepared to dramatically slash the sentencing for the defendants in this case.

Prosecutors agreed to give Leticia Zamora probation only after she pleaded guilty to charges that could have landed her 20 years imprisonment and a $500,000 fine.

Similarly, prosecutors agreed to sentencing Kenneth Hebert at the low end of federal guidelines after he faced up to 5 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

The demonizing rhetoric by the DEA is necessary to justify the massive costs of Operation Raw Deal.
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« Reply #134 on: February 13, 2009, 09:48:55 PM »

The jackasses at the DEA consider Marijuana as dangerous as Meth or Coke.
So obviously anything they think about Steroids is utter bullshit and should be totally ignored as such.

The DEA higher ups are ignorant corrupt scumbags.
The ground people are ignorant tools fighting the incoming tide with teaspoons.
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« Reply #135 on: February 13, 2009, 09:59:00 PM »

The jackasses at the DEA consider Marijuana as dangerous as Meth or Coke.
So obviously anything they think about Steroids is utter bullshit and should be totally ignored as such.

The DEA higher ups are ignorant corrupt scumbags.
The ground people are ignorant tools fighting the incoming tide with teaspoons.

I don't think anyone really believes they're as dangerous as the claims they make.  The real question is what is the motivation for demonizing steroids and other drugs as pot?

Answer: Unlimited future budgeting.

Why win the war against drugs when it brings in so much money to these agencies?  If you stopped the war on drugs now then thousands and thousands of people would be out of jobs.

Follow the money and you will always find the truth.
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« Reply #136 on: February 13, 2009, 10:33:54 PM »

Steroids are class 3, weed is class 1, roids are way low on drug list.

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« Reply #137 on: March 01, 2009, 03:11:11 AM »

DEA Considers Anabolic Steroids as Dangerous as Cocaine and Heroin

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« Reply #138 on: March 01, 2009, 03:29:47 AM »


Prosecutors agreed to give Leticia Zamora probation only after she pleaded guilty to charges that could have landed her 20 years imprisonment and a $500,000 fine.

Similarly, prosecutors agreed to sentencing Kenneth Hebert at the low end of federal guidelines after he faced up to 5 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

The demonizing rhetoric by the DEA is necessary to justify the massive costs of Operation Raw Deal.

I would think the crazy fines people are receiving would be enough  to cover costs, right?
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« Reply #139 on: December 07, 2009, 01:02:40 PM »

http://www.interpol.int/Public/ICPO/PressReleases/PR2009/PR2009111.asp
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« Reply #140 on: November 07, 2010, 03:17:42 PM »

Anyone using THAT as a source, better stop. THAT has been busted.
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« Reply #141 on: March 22, 2011, 07:27:00 PM »

Poland bust

http://translate.google.co.in/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.policja.pl%2Fpalm%2Fpol%2F1%2F63989%2FWyprali_ponad_5_mln_zl_sprzedajac_anaboliki.html

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« Reply #142 on: August 09, 2011, 02:48:14 PM »

Can anyone post some info on the closer of Napsgear.
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« Reply #143 on: February 07, 2012, 11:03:27 PM »

Well The lure of the cash caused them to do stupid stuff and they probably didn't even realize how serious it is.  If you take the risk to make some big cash illegally expect big trouble.
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« Reply #144 on: September 23, 2012, 07:59:32 AM »

http://youtu.be/xQeapJHtQuw
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« Reply #145 on: November 14, 2013, 04:11:19 AM »

The jackasses at the DEA consider Marijuana as dangerous as Meth or Coke.
So obviously anything they think about Steroids is utter bullshit and should be totally ignored as such.

The DEA higher ups are ignorant corrupt scumbags.
The ground people are ignorant tools fighting the incoming tide with teaspoons.
i think the DEA are real smart. They make a lot of money trying to catch the bullet which never left the barrel
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