NW Iowa Man Pleads Guilty To Manufacturing Anabolic Steroids

Wed 11-22-2017

           (Sioux City)-- An Orange City man has pled guilty to one count of manufacturing anabolic steroids. 23-year-old James Nhan entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. A sentencing date will be set upon completion of a pre-sentence report. Nhan remains free on bond in the meantime.

If convicted he faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years' imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, $100 in special assessments and atleast two years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

In a plea agreement Nhan admitted that from late 2014 until December 15th, 2015 he manufactured anabolic steroids and intended to distribute some of them to various customers. Law enforcment obtained and executed a search warrant on Nhan's residence in December, 2015 resulting in the seizure of numerous vials containing anabolic steroids, laboratory equipment, packing material, labels and documents listing the names and addresses of individuals who had purchased or intended to purchase anabolic steroids.