Five Charged In Steroid And HGH Distribution Conspiracy
Jacksonville, FL – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Gregory Allen Baker, 28, William Peter Wagner, 25, Ashley Hinson, 27, Heather Marie Wagner, 30, and Elijah Adams, all of Jacksonville, with conspiracy to import anabolic steroids, conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute human growth hormone, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. They were arrested yesterday. The indictment notifies the defendants that the United States intends to forfeit several assets, including a 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, a 2008 Cadillac Escalade, and a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle. The United States also intends to forfeit luxury jewelry pieces, including four Breitling watches, diamond earrings, and a diamond ring, as well as proceeds from bank accounts totaling approximately $125,000, all of which are alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offenses.
According to the indictment, from December 2013 through September 22, 2016, Baker, W. Wagner, Hinson, H. Wagner, and Adams conspired to import anabolic steroids from the People’s Republic of China into the United States. During the same time period, they also conspired to distribute and possessed with the intent to distribute human growth hormone and anabolic steroids. Using Western Union at various locations, they conspired to send payments to China for raw steroids, including Testosterone, Mesteron, Anavar, Trenbolone, Halotestin, Sustanon, Deca, and Equipoise.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, the Green Cove Springs Police Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly S. Karase.