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Former Federal Corrections Officer Sentenced to 24 Months’ Imprisonment for Trafficking Steroids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2012

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, David W. Bourne, Office of Criminal Investigations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Chadwick Wagner, Chief of the Hollywood Police Department, announced today that Donald Kader, 33 of Miami, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for possession with the intent to distribute steroids.

Kader, a former federal corrections officer for eight years, was arrested on August 5, 2011, after Hollywood Police Department detectives witnessed what appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction occur at the trunk of a car parked at an International House of Pancakes. Kader consented to a search of his car. The search resulted in the discovery of approximately 28,264 pills and 249 liquid vials, which the FDA lab found to be steroids or other drugs not authorized for human consumption. Also found during the search were an unloaded AK 47 assault rifle with two empty ammunition clips and 56 rounds of ammunition, a loaded Glock .40 caliber pistol and $2,821.00.

Mr. Ferrer commended the cooperation of the FDA and the Hollywood Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald Chase.

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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