Steroid Nation (TM) is an online journal looking at the use of anabolic steroids (and performance enhancing drugs PEDs, HGH, doping) in sports, youth, and society. By Gary Gaffney, M.D., from the University of Iowa, College of Medicine.
Operation Farmacia de Juicy Phruit is the code name for the major
steroid bust in Houston led by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s
Department involving the arrest of 73 defendants. The “largest
narcotics operation in the history of Fort Bend County” primarily
involved the arrest of personal trainers, their clients, bodybuilders,
a professional bodybuilder and a gym owner in the Houston area. Many of
the arrests only involved steroid possession. The steroid network was
characterized by Sheriff Milton Wright as a “loose knit” network of
individuals involved in fitness/bodybuilding who distributed steroids
through “word of mouth”. The total amount of steroids sold over a
period of about six years was estimated to have been $643,924 (”Authorities round up drug suspects,” May 27).