- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -

A Kentucky pharmacy owner has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of distributing a prescription drug without a license.

Jeremy Delk owns Tailor Made Compounding LLC in Nicholasville, a compounding pharmacy, according to a release from Eastern District U.S. Attorney Robert Duncan Jr.

The release said the firm distributed unapproved drugs from October 2018 through April. The drugs included substances that mimic the effects of testosterone and anabolic steroids, but are not approved by the government for distribution.

The company agreed to forfeit $1.7 million, which totals its 2019 sales of the drugs.



Duncan said when pharmacies “evade the FDA requirements, they are placing their own interests above those of the patients they are supposed to be serving.

Delk, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully engaging in wholesale distribution of an unlicensed prescription drug.

Delk is scheduled to be sentenced on February 24. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

The investigation was conducted by the FDA and the FBI.

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