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Shane Carwin steroid scandal revisited (pt.1): Facts & details.

In what is maybe the biggest steroid scandal in MMA history.... well, let's start at the beginning, on Friday August 13, 2010 fortunes changed for many employed by and/or connected to Applied Pharmacy Services. A four year prison sentence was given to an Alabama pharmacist convicted of taking part in a nationwide conspiracy to sell anabolic steroids. Supervising pharmacist J. Michael Bennett was the first sentenced from a group of 5 found guilty after a little over a month long trial. Prosecutors referred to Bennett and his accomplices as a "drug dealers in lab coats." Bennett was said to have played a key role in an enterprise involving rogue doctors and health clinics across the country who used the pharmacy to supply very dangerous steroids to whoever can afford it.

A number of the substances were drugs approved only for use in livestock. "These are steroids for horses and cows, not for young people and humans," (ahh good ol roided steaks & burgers) Assistant U.S. Attorney Donna Dobbins said. According to the testimony of 6 users, the drugs were so powerful & dangerous that they experienced side effects that ranged from an intense burning feeling on their flesh to shrinkage of testicles to depression to quarter sized acne on their backs. M(r)s. Dobbins said, users "suffered severe, in some cases permanent side effects." In all, 22 professional athletes were cited as having obtained steroids from Applied Pharmacy Services during the time Bennett worked there. Amongst those named were(drum roll please):

  • Shane Carwin, former NCAA Division II wrestling champion and interim UFC champ.
  • Kurt Angle, former Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler and pro wrestler.
  • Bob Howard, a pro wrestler also known as "Hardcore" Bob Holly.

the following is from the Factual Resume (a document submitted with a plea agreement and used as evidence at the guilty plea hearing) of a Colorado Doctor, Kelly W. Tucker M.D:

What follows is a description of 84 Infinite Health customers whom Branch referred to TUCKER, and for whom TUCKER prescribed anabolic steroids and other drugs consistent with Branch's recommendations. The prescriptions signed by TUCKER were faxed to Applied Pharmacy in Mobile, Alabama, where the orders were filled and shipped. Often, the orders included the cost of needles, syringes, alcohol swabs, as well as shipping and handling costs. The orders filled by APS, as detailed below, totaled approximately $90,000.

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18. S.C. - On or about January 18, 2006, Branch completed a prescription form and recommended to TUCKER that S.C., a 31 year old male, should receive Testosterone Blend (ICED), Trenbolone Acetate, Stanozolol, HGH, and Anastrozole, with three refills. TUCKER signed the prescription and faxed it to APS. J. Mallory Mallon filled the order, which included three vials of Testosterone Blend (ICED), three vials of Trenbolone Acetate, three vials of Stanozolol, and 30 capsules of Anastrozole. S.C. paid $530.45 for the drugs. The HGH was filled at a later time.

On or about April 7, 2006, Branch completed another prescription form and recommended to TUCKER that S.C. should receive Testosterone Blend (ICED), Nandrolone Decanoate, Stanozolol, and Anastrozole, with six refills. TUCKER authorized the prescription which was faxed to APS. On or about April 12, 2006, J. Mallory Mallon filled the order, except for the Testosterone Blend (ICED). The drugs cost $207.50.


On or about May 1, 2006, S.C. requested and received refills of Testosterone Blend (ICED), Nandrolone Decanoate, Stanozolol, and Anastrozole from APS. The refill order was filled by J. Mallory Mallon. S.C. was charged $235.75. The next day, on or about May 2, 2006, S.C. requested and received another vial of Stanozolol. J. Mallory Mallon filled the order and S.C. paid $26.75 for the drug.

On or about May 11, 2006, Branch filled out a prescription form recommending that TUCKER prescribe HCG, with one refill, for S.C. TUCKER approved the prescription and faxed it to APS. The prescription was placed 'on hold.'

On or about June 5, 2006, Branch prepared a prescription form recommending that TUCKER prescribe HCG and Vitamin B 12, with three refills, for S.C. TUCKER signed the prescription form and faxed it to APS. The prescription was placed 'on hold.' Two days later, on or about June 7, 2006, S.C. requested and received the following drugs, which were either initial fills or refills: Testosterone Blend (ICED), Nandrolone Decanoate, two vials of Stanozolol, Anastrozole, HCG, and Vitamin B12 injections. J. Mallory Mallon filled the order, which cost $301.50.

On or about June 13, 2006, S.C. received three vials of the HGH that had been placed 'on hold.' S.C. paid $442.64 for the HGH.

On or about July 31, 2006, S.C. requested and received refills of the Testosterone Blend (ICED), Nandrolone Decanoate, two vials of Stanozolol, Anastrozole, HCG, and Vitamin B 12. J. Mallory Mallon filled the order, and S.C. paid $301.50 for the drugs.

On August 4, 2006, Branch completed a prescription form and recommended to TUCKER that S.C. receive Anastrozole. TUCKER authorized the prescription, which was faxed to APS.


On or about August 21, 2006, S.C. requested and received refills of the Testosterone Blend (ICED), Nandrolone Decanoate, two vials of Stanozolol, Anastrozole, and Vitamin B12. J. Michael Bennett filled the order and S.C. was charged $294.50 for the drugs



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