Owner and operator of Freedom Pharma pleads guilty

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  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 11, 2010
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 45-year-old St. Petersburg man has pleaded guilty to producing and selling performance-enhancing drugs made at various locations in Florida, including a "trailer park," the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

    William Bagwell was the owner and operator of Freedom Pharma, which surreptitiously sold homemade anabolic steroids through email using the forum of a bodybuilding website, court documents show.

    Bagwell and his co-defendants ordered the raw materials for the drugs from China, produced them in Florida and sold them to customers all around the county, investigators said.

    “The drugs offered were typically those popular with bodybuilders to maximize the effects of their training – like anabolic steroids – as well as drugs that blunted the side effects of steroid abuse, such as the breast cancer drug tamoxifen,” a federal indictment said.

    Bagwell took cash and checks as payment for the drugs, as well as less traceable methods like Bitcoin and reloadable gift cards, investigators said.

    His company advertised the drugs using their brand names, such as Turinabol, Dianabol and Anadrol, all anabolic steroids.

    Bagwell operated the illegal drug production company from January 2013 to November 2015, court documents said.

    Bagwell pleaded guilty to one count of manufacturing and distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

    He faces a maximum prison sentence of 5 years and $250,000 in fines.

    Source: wftv.com/news/local/head-of-steroid-ring-that-produced-drugs-in-florida-trailer-park-pleads-guilty/456365859
  2. FlyingDragon

    FlyingDragon VIP Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Which forum was he on?
    Jaydub likes this.
  3. monsoon

    monsoon Senior Bacon VIP

    Nov 1, 2010
    Took checks?
  4. Lizard King

    Lizard King Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 9, 2010
    Do you take checks for bacon?
  5. monsoon

    monsoon Senior Bacon VIP

    Nov 1, 2010
    Hell No!
    Cash only no fronts.
  6. ceo

    ceo VIP Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Lol @ taking checks. Sound business practice there. What could possibly have gone wrong?
  7. NDLessPSYcle

    NDLessPSYcle VIP Member

    Apr 1, 2011
    Might as well write your name and address on cash and send it. Dumb
  8. Rider

    Rider TID Board Of Directors

    Aug 27, 2010
    There name rings a bell. Heard of them before.
  9. body_by_donuts

    body_by_donuts VIP Member

    Jul 5, 2011
    several years ago there a guy in Clearwater that messed over some good people. He was in his 30's.. I'll need to look for a picture.

    Thanks for the post
  10. Nitro

    Nitro Senior Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    My thinking exactly.

    Do people not think about what they are doing and how???

    Curious as to what forum he was on.
  11. wesleyinman

    wesleyinman VIP Member

    Jan 9, 2014

    Accepting Checks. Awesome.
    Determined likes this.
  12. IronCore

    IronCore Bigger Than MAYO - VIP

    Sep 9, 2010
    Seems like there was a guy here named <edited by IC for safety reasons> that tried to start up something called Freedom Pharma... or something similar... dont quote me on that... just seems like i remember something like that.. @PillarofBalance you two where tight... was this him?
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016

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