Catonsville man, 48, sentenced for steroids

September 08, 2007

A Catonsville man was sentenced to six months' home detention and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for distributing vials and tablets of anabolic steroids over the Internet, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore.

Michael Schlanger, 48, a former personal trainer for Bally's Total Fitness in Glen Burnie, was arrested last year after federal authorities said they intercepted a package of steroids at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

Prosecutors said Schlanger imported the drugs from foreign sources and had them sent to rented mailboxes reserved in phony names.

Authorities said agents set up a controlled delivery to a UPS store in Severna Park and later found 40,000 vials and tablets of the muscle enhancers in a storage locker rented to Schlanger.

Schlanger pleaded guilty in June to charges of conspiring to distribute the drug.

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