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Aug 13, 2010 9:33 PM by Alison Haynes

First sentenced in Mobile steroid conspiracy case

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A pharmacist convicted of participating in a
nationwide conspiracy to illegally sell anabolic steroids made in
Mobile has been sentenced to four years in prison.
J. Michael Bennett, who was the supervising pharmacist at
Applied Pharmacy Services, was the first to be sentenced from a
group of five found guilty after a five-week trial earlier this
year.
Authorities had alleged that pharmacists at APS illegally
dispensed steroids and other drugs to doctors and steroid dealers
between 2003 and 2006 in Arizona, California, Texas, Washington,
Colorado, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Florida
and elsewhere.
Prosecutors called 44-year-old Bennett and the others "drug
dealers in lab coats."

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