Midlothian man jailed for steroid distribution in over 30 states
RICHMOND — A Midlothian man, Carl E. Macchiarulo, was sentenced to four years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute anabolic steroids.
According to court documents, Macchiarulo operated an illegal steroid distribution business known as CK Labs out of his Midlothian home between December 2012 and September 2014.
Police said he imported raw steroid powders and pills from China and other foreign countries, manufactured finished steroid products at his home, and distributed steroids to his customers through the mail.
As part of the investigation, police revealed that Macchiarulo advertised his business on various internet sites known to serve as a marketplace for the distribution of anabolic steroids. Police found that during the course of the conspiracy, Macchiarulo imported at least 16 kg of raw steroid powders and thousands of steroid pills, and distributed steroid products to customers located in over 30 states, including to at least one amateur athlete.
As part of the plea agreement, Macchiarulo agreed to forfeit $163,455 in U.S. currency that was seized by law enforcement as proceeds of the conspiracy.
Macchiarulo plead guilty on April 8, 2015.