SNS owner arrested
- 09-28-2011, 01:45 PM
SNS owner arrested
found this article. thought it was interesting.
"Steven Wood, the owner of Serious Nutrition Solutions (SNS) was arrested early last week, and charged with steroid distribution and money laundering. Details are sketchy at the moment, but…
The Pittsylvania County, VA, Sheriff’s Office arrested a Steven Donald Wood of who is currently facing two charges of distributing anabolic steroids and five charges of money laundering. He was arrested after county officers and federal agents working with the Department of Homeland Security searched his business at 3801 U.S. 29 in Danville, Virginia.
After a little digging, I was able to match that address with the address for Serious Nutrition Solutions, as found in the local yellow pages, and I was further able to match the phone number provided with that address, to the phone number provided on the SNS website.
Given the fact that SNS reps have been unable to get ahold of the owner of the company for the past several days, I’m confidant saying that I’ve connected the dots correctly here. Wood allegedly received shipments of raw powdered anabolic steroids from Shanghai, shipped them to a contract manufacturer in North Carolina, where they were made into capsules, and put into supplement bottles.
Sports Nutrition Online has also been thought to be involved here, and I’ll explain my reasoning: SNS is based out of Danville and SNO has been shipping out of Danville a despite being based in North Carolina. So there’s more than a few dots to connect these two companies, including the fact that people have been unable to contact both companies starting at exactly the same time.
However, I’m not sure if this is a case of a guy/company selling prohormones that they probably shouldn’t have…or…whatever.
Most interesting to me is that there was an informant at the root of this case, who provided authorities with detailed financial records, and who also maintained more than one checking account in his own name, on the behalf of Wood. Many of the transactions totaled more than $40,000, for which Wood started another corporation (BGW LLC) to allegedly funnel money obtained through the sale of steroids (again, I’m not sure if these were “steroids” as we think of them, or simply the kinds of “steroids” that had been legal during the prohormone bubble).
Eventually the Department of Homeland Security — intercepted a (at least a kilo of) steroids being returned to the business, while prior to the interception, Wood arrived carrying approximately $300k in his vehicle to observe the delivery. Several hundred pounds of anabolic steroids were subsequently discovered at the business, in both raw (powdered) as well as pill form, and the defendant is being held on a $1 million bond.
Another companies has been tied into the mess, namely who is getting hammered in the (probably correct) rumor-storm that’s surrounded SNS and SNO recently, as they’re all thought to be somehow linked to Mr. Wood.
Finally, but most importantly, thanks goes to the people who read my blog and respect my work enough to approach me with tips and questions. There are times like this when something goes down, and during the ensuing fog of war, nobody knows what in the f*ck is going on, and I’m honored to know that there are actually people who trust me enough to dig into the story and sort it out. I was first alerted to this situation Friday afternoon, and had my suspicions as to what had been going on, but didn’t have concrete evidence until now.Thanks to all of the people who helped and contributed to this article, and for keeping on top of me until it got sorted (and trusting that I could do it)."shut up and squat!!!
- 09-28-2011, 01:46 PM
- 09-28-2011, 02:57 PM
Another typical dealer bust, not big deal. hear of this all the time.
09-28-2011, 03:06 PM
What's really sad is that SNS had legitimately some of the BEST reps around, and a few of them were bio/chem magicians. The new line-up of SNS products was going to kick ass. Steve is a good guy, just made a poor decision. I hope he is able to recover from this and continue running his 2 companies and site.
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09-29-2011, 01:35 AM
there is some crazy stuff floating around on FB about this, Alias's etc. Like a crazy web unfolding.
i admit I've had many email conversations and SNS has some great products
very sad indeed
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09-29-2011, 12:40 PM
09-29-2011, 02:34 PM
09-29-2011, 02:35 PM
09-29-2011, 02:40 PM
big deal. I no longer use juice but did for years. I got busted too. I got smarter and got better hook ups. Hopefully he gets out and back to sns and produces quality supps
09-29-2011, 02:45 PM
09-29-2011, 06:08 PM
09-29-2011, 07:21 PM
09-29-2011, 07:21 PM
Hopefully it ends up well. I hate to be in his shoes right now.
09-29-2011, 07:30 PM
09-29-2011, 07:36 PM
the money laundering could be nothing more than comingling the monies from diffrent companies he is operating where he was selling banned PH from or was holding old inventory of. they probably want to make sure if they dont get him for selling illegal steroids, they would get him for that.
09-29-2011, 07:41 PM
This sucks because I really liked SNS. I hope they are somehow able to survive but I honestly doubt it.
09-29-2011, 07:48 PM
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