IFBB professional bodybuilder Guy Ducasse has been indicted on federal steroid distribution and possession charges by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Guy Marc “Duke” Ducasse was arrested and charged with one count of “possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids”; four counts of “distribution of anabolic steroids”; and one count of “attempting to corrupt persuade another person with intent to hinder, delay, and prevent the communication to a law enforcement officer of information relating to the commission of a federal offense” (”Steroid inquiry nets at least 7 arrests,” April 17).
“This has been a far-reaching, complex investigation,” Woodward said in a release. “We have identified individuals from Oklahoma, as well as several other states involved in bringing steroids or components of the drug into the United States. The drugs are being manufactured and distributed within a growing circle of individuals tied to competitive body building.”
Federal prosecutors David O’Meilia and Janet Reincke alleges that IFBB pro Guy Ducasse made at least $18,014 between 2006 and April 8, 2008 from the sale of boldenone (Equipoise), dromostanolone (Masteron), methandrostenolone (Dianabol), nandrolone decanoate (Deca Durabolin), oxymetholone (Anadrol), oxandrolone (Anavar), Proviron, testosterone, testosterone enanthate and testosterone propionate.
Law enforcement officers with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control and the Tulsa Police Department Special Investigations Unit seized anabolic steroids and steroid paraphernalia from the home of Guy Ducasse on March 25, 2008. Ducasse shared the house with Coweta Police Officer Zachary Livingston and Jennifer Livingston. Agents confiscated testosterone, nandrolone decanoate, stanozolol and human growth hormone (HGH). Ducasse claimed to have prescriptions for all four medications. Agents obtained a search warrant after they discovered used syringes and needles and empty steroid vials in Ducasse’s trash (”Arrests expected in Tulsa steroids investigation,” April 19, 2008).
Also seized were e-mails to Ducasse “instructing him on bodybuilding drug use,” “handwritten notes regarding steroid cycles,” a “weekly steroid use schedule” and “7 pages of clients,” who are believed to be members of Sky Fitness & Wellbeing, 10121 S. Sheridan Road, according to the court records.
Guy Ducasse was charged with attempting to “corruptly persuade” James Henson from talking to a special agent with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. As a condition of his release on bail, Ducasse has been order to avoid contact with “James Henson or any person who the defendant knows is or may become a potential witness in the investigation of or prosecution of this case”.
IFBB pro Guy Ducasse is one of several competitive bodybuilders facing charges in the Oklahoma steroids in bodybuilding investigation. NPC bodybuilder Trudy Ireland-Kline, NPC bodybuilder Darrell Terrell, IFBB pro bodybuilder Sherry Smith, NPC bodybuilder Tom Burke, and NPC bodybuilder Chris Waid.
Chris Goodman, Derrick Davis, Dr. Brad Stahlheber and Dr. Gary Robert Lee are also facing steroid-related charges.
NPC bodybuilder Keith Koppenhaver was also implicated in the Oklahoma steroid investigation when steroids were seized from his home.
What is noteworthy about the two-year Oklahoma steroid investigation is that investigators are specifically targeting IFBB and NPC bodybuilders and the network of individuals tied to the sport of competitive bodybuilding.