Five Charged In Steroid Distribution Conspiracy
Jacksonville, FL – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Donald McCloud Long (50), Sarah Ann Long (33), Armando F. Aman (37), all of Jacksonville, and Shelby Travis Phillips (26, Savannah, GA) with conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with the intent to distribute, anabolic steroids. Taylor Salvione (25, Gloversville, NY) was also charged separately for the same offense. If convicted, each faces a 10-year term of imprisonment and a $500,000 fine.
According to the indictment, from in or about December 2013, through on or about September 27, 2016, the defendants conspired to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, a Schedule III controlled substance. Salvione is charged with participating in the conspiracy from March 2015 through April 2016.
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.
These cases were part of Operation Total Package, led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). It was a collaboration among the DEA, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the 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 – Criminal Investigation, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly S. Karase.