A grand jury in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has issued an indictment against two individuals in the St. Charles area for conspiracy to possess and distribute drugs. The two individuals are alleged to have bought and distributed human growth hormone from China. The fact that there were multiple parties involved and that it was alleged to involve interstate commerce makes this a federal crime. Possession of steroid drugs can carry up to five years in prison and up to a $250,000.00 fine.
Recently, the prosecution of individuals possessing HGH or anabolic steroids has increased. A person can be caught with these items in numerous ways, including through a search at a traffic stop or through a warrant served on a person’s gym locker. Often, an individual will be brought in for questioning to determine if there is a larger distribution ring in play. It is vital to know that a person has a right to have a lawyer present during this questioning.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime involving human growth hormones or anabolic steroids, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer protecting your constitutional rights. This includes the presence of counsel at questioning, evaluation of searches to determine validity, and suppression of involuntary statements at the time of arrest. The St. Louis criminal defense lawyers at Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. are available 24/7 and offer free consultations to assist you in your time of need.