U.S. CHARGES BRONX BODYBUILDER WITH ANABOLIC STEROID DISTRIBUTION
APR 21 -- JOHN P. GILBRIDE, the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (“DEA”) New York Office and DAVID N. KELLEY, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and announced the filing of an Information charging RAFAEL OLIVO, of the Bronx, New York, with illegally distributing anabolic steroids in the Bronx and Manhattan.
According to the criminal Complaint filed previously and the Information filed today in Manhattan federal court, in December 2004 OLIVO arranged to meet and sell steroids at a “Steel Gym” located in Manhattan . Law enforcement investigators for the DEA,New York City Police Department and New York State Police intervened at the time of the arranged meeting, and conducted a search of OLIVO’s vehicle. Inside the vehicle, investigators discovered large quantities of anabolic steroids, including the following:
a. 5000 tablets Anabol;
Later the same day, investigators obtained a search warrant for OLIVO’s residence and discovered an even larger stash of anabolic steroids intended for distribution, including the following:
a. 254 Deca QV 300 (10 ml) injectable;
The defendant is charged in the Information with distributing, and possessing with the intent to distribute, anabolic steroids. If convicted, the defendant faces 5 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine The Information also seeks forfeiture of any proceeds OLIVO obtained directly or indirectly as a result of his illegal steroid dealing, and any and all property used in any manner to commit and to facilitate the commission of the crime.
Mr. KELLEY praised the efforts of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force in this case and said that the investigation is continuing.
Assistant United States Attorney DAVID LEIBOWITZ is in charge of the prosecution.