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Birmingham Man Avoids Prison in Steroid Distribution Case

A bodybuilder from Birmingham received a suspended sentence in a steroid distribution case.

Mantas Kaupas, 35, of Weoley Castle, Birmingham, admitted that he had purchased, produced, and distributed steroids between February 2018 and February 2019. Kaupas purchased “raw ingredients” used to produce steroids on the darkweb, according to prosecutor Andrew Davidson at Birmingham Crown Court.

The prosecutor told the court that customs officials at the Stansted Airport had intercepted a suspicious package addressed to the defendant in December 2018. The package contained one kilogram of 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP), an organic compound occasionally used as a weight loss agent. Law enforcement obtained a search warrant for Kaupas' residence.

In February 2019, police executed a search warrant at the residence. Inside, they found more than 100 vials of testosterone and more than 1,000 unidentified pills. The police also seized Kaupas' phone and recovered a number of incriminating text messages. They learned that Kaupas had at least 23 customers. One customer, the court heard during the sentencing hearing, spent £970 on five “steroid packages” offered by Kaupas.

“Between February 2018 and February 2019, you were involved in purchasing, producing, and selling anabolic steroids. You produced over that period a relatively large quantity of steroids but I accept you had been using significant quantities yourself. You sourced the raw ingredients to produce these drugs by the Dark Web from countries such as China and India."

-- Judge Paul Farrer QC

Judge Farrer sentenced Kaupas to eight months in prison but suspended the sentence for 18 months. Kaupas' lack of priors contributed to the lenient sentence, the judge said. In addition to the suspended sentence, the judge ordered Kaupas to complete 300 hours of community service.

8 Comments
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John Piel
9300b620 Wed, Aug 5, 2020

Dam, my main man go busted. Everyone clean house. My man kept logs on all of his customers.

kitten
605e8a30 Wed, Aug 5, 2020

I though juice was decrim in the uk?

Julie wallice
cb1c4b00 Thu, Aug 6, 2020

One big problem with the darkent markets is the storage of purchase history. If cops get access to a suppliers account or buyers username they can effectively get a full log of purchase history. Tbh I'm sure they have scraper bots which are always harvesting this info from the feedback. Not great. Wise up markets.

kax
cd6064b0 Sat, Aug 8, 2020

Was it housto who got busted?

Doubt it
9c1a5960 Sun, Aug 9, 2020

Doubt it was housto

kax
53db3d70 Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Housto's store is empty on Empire so that made me suspect it was he.

OregonMan
d09fe970 Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Bro, the digits add up for me - I've been stressing about Housto's absence; and.. he did have the reputation for DNP initially, before branching out into other gear. Hope it's not, but wishing the best.

0megaman
063c0c00 Mon, Aug 10, 2020

if this was in trump's Muricah - he would have been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Our judicial system is a joke, just like the orange fat fuck in the WH now

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