Operation of the illegal anabolic steroid market became clearer today with the Kansas City U.S. District Court guilty plea of a Fairway, Kansas man. The criminal transactions totaled nearly 1.3 million units of the drugs.
Value of the drugs was put at more than a million dollars from illegal sales between 2008 and 2010. According to the U.S. Attorney, 52 year old Scott Lofquist admitted selling out of his home, working with an unnamed Kansas City co-manager and a physician in Maryland who wrote patient prescriptions without doing in-person medical evaluations.
A federal grand jury indictment returned in September 2011 named Lofquist in the conspiracy charge.
The guilty plea came before U.S.Disrict Judge Gary Fenner. In it, Lofquist admitted conspiracy to distribute the drugs at a retail value of $1,368,519.
Prosecutors contended the drugs were not prescribed for a legitimate medical reason.
Lofquist owned a company known as Lifetime Wellness. The drugs included anabolic steroids and non-controlled prescription drugs such as hGH and Sermorelin for anti-aging or body building.
The doctor is scheduled to plead guilty later this week.
Lofquist faces up to a ten year prison term.