Saugus Man Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Prison for Role in Conspiracy to Traffic Counterfeit Prescription Pills
BOSTON – A Shrewsbury man was charged today in federal court in Boston for his role in a steroid-distribution ring in Worcester County.
Daniel Frederickson, 29, was charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute steroids and one count of possession of a tableting machine to manufacture a controlled substance.
According to the charging documents, Frederickson was part of a steroid distribution conspiracy with four others in and around Worcester and Shrewsbury, Mass. Frederickson worked with co-conspirators to obtain, process and traffic steroids.
The charge of conspiracy provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, a mandatory minimum of two years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $500,000. The charge of possession of a tableting machine provides for a sentence of no greater than four years in prison, one year of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Ferguson of Weinreb’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the charging document are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in the court of law.