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East Texas Steroid Trafficker Sentenced

Online sales of anabolic steroids generated over $450,000 in proceeds

Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjel says the Eastern District of Texas sentenced a 53-year-old Longview man for drug trafficking violations.

Tony Goss pleaded guilty on Sep 30, to possession with the intent to distribute anabolic steroids and was sentenced to 19 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

According to evidence presented in court, On Aug 22, 2019, state and federal law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at an office located at 107 Community Blvd, in Longview. Goss admitted that he possessed approximately 5,493 pills or tablets containing anabolic steroids, about 4,192 grams of anabolic steroid powder and, approximately 2,960 milliliters of liquid anabolic steroids at the location with the intent to distribute them for commercial profit. Goss further admitted that he distributed anabolic steroids through mass-marketing using an interactive computer service.

Goss also agreed to the forfeiture of seven firearms, a 2016 Ford F-350 pickup, and $459,285.25, which he obtained by selling anabolic steroids online.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Tyler Field Office, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Fort Worth Office investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Nob was the prosecutor.