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Bodybuilding promoter gets probation in steroid case



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Aug 11, 2010
A promoter for local bodybuilding competitions has become the latest person to receive probation for his role in a steroid ring.

Craig Johnson, 39, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor conspiracy to possess a controlled substance charge and was placed on six months' probation by Lehigh County Judge Robert L. Steinberg.

Johnson was also fined $250.

Johnson was charged through a two-phase investigation dubbed Operation Road Runner that led to 10 arrests in November 2009 and six in August.

The second phase of the probe netted smaller alleged steroid dealers than the first, resulting in lighter sentences, according to Nils Frederiksen, a spokesman for the state attorney general's office.

Everyone busted in the second phase, including former Northampton County Prison guard Brian Potance of Bethlehem, received probation. Johnson, a promoter for Lehigh Valley NPC who at one time was in charge of the bodybuilding competition at SportsFest, was the last one to enter a plea, so the entire case is now closed.

Johnson has promoted several bodybuilding and top figure competitions in the Lehigh Valley, including a 2007 show held at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, with the winners qualifying for the Mr. Olympia contest.

According to a state grand jury:
A confidential informant in August and September 2009 bought steroids from Johnson at his business, Top Physique Nutrition and Promotions in Allentown. Johnson told the informant the steroids were supplied by Edward Moyzan of Nazareth, who did not want to deal directly with the buyer.

After the informant gave Johnson money, Moyzan would collect it. Moyzan later told investigators he bought steroids from Potance, who said he bought them online.
Potance pleaded guilty in April to two counts of illegal drug possession. He was fined $1,000 and placed on probation for two years.

Moyzan, 38, pleaded guilty in December to two counts of possession with intent to deliver steroids and a conspiracy charge and was fined $1,000 and placed on two years' probation.

The following people pleaded guilty in January to delivery charges and were fined $500 and placed on two years' probation: Brian Chamberlain, 36, of Chester County; Frank Peters, 34, of Montgomery County; and Angela Girondo, 50, also of Montgomery County.


Strength Pimp
Feb 27, 2011
These C.I.s are the lowest of the low... Or maybe second only to the undercovers...


Crusty Poo Butt
Sep 21, 2010
Snitches should be getting stitches instead. I don't get it, what do snitches gain from rolling on people?