Vian Man Guilty of Distributing Anabolic Steroids to High School Football Players
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 05, 2010|
MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that BOBBY BROWN, age 38, of Vian, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment, followed by 48 months of supervised release, after having been found guilty by a federal jury on two counts of a three-count federal indictment.
The trial began with testimony on November 9, 2009, and was given to the jury for deliberations on November 12, 2009. After approximately four hours, the jury returned with its verdict: guilty of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of anabolic steroids, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1) and 841 (b)(1)(D); and guilty of distribution of controlled substance to person under 21, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 859, 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(D). The jury was unable to find BROWN guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of distributing or manufacturing in or near schools, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 860, 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(D).
The evidence included proof that the defendant distributed anabolic steroids to two persons under age 21 and others.
The trial testimony established that several steroid recipients were Vian High School football players. The time frame for the steroid felony distribution was from about March 2006, through about June, 2008.
The charges arose from an investigation by the District 27 District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Honorable James H. Payne, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the trial and sentencing hearing.
Assistant United States Ryan Roberts represented the United States.