Asbury Park doctor sentenced to 27 months in prison for distribution of steroids and marijuana
TRENTON, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, announced a doctor with offices in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Brooklyn was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for unlawfully distributing prescriptions for anabolic steroids and for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.
Kevin Custis, 54, of Belle Mead, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an information charging him with one count of distributing anabolic steroids and one count of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute. Judge Sheridan imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.
In 2016 and 2017, Custis wrote and delivered numerous prescriptions for various types of anabolic steroids to two patients. Custis admitted that he knew these prescriptions were not for the treatment of any actual medical condition but were solely for muscle enhancement, beauty, and muscle building and fitness competitions.
When agents and investigators from the DEA, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey-Office of Inspector General searched Custis’ home on June 14, 2017, they found over four kilograms of marijuana and over 150 grams of tetrahydrocannobinal oil. Custis admitted that he intended to distribute these substances and that he had no authority under any federal or state law or regulation to do so. Custis also admitted that he prepared marijuana products for patients in his home kitchen.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Sheridan sentenced Custis to three years of supervised release and fined him $10,000.
U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the DEA, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gibson, New Jersey Division; the PANYNJ-OIG, under the direction of Michael Nestor; and the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs, under the direction of Paul R. Rodriguez, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.