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Owner of Jennings nutrition store arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit steroids

Last Modified: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:42 PM

By Doris Maricle / American Press

JENNINGS — The owner of a local nutrition, coffee and juice bar was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making illegal steroid sales at the business.

Shannon Michael Guillory, 34, of Lake Arthur is facing charges of three counts of distribution of a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance and distribution of anabolic steroids.

Additional charges are also pending after police seized several items from inside the store, according to Jennings Police Department Deputy Chief Danny Semmes.

“A search warrant was obtained for the business and during the search officers found a large amount of an undetermined white powdery substance in large plastic bags that appeared to be from China,” Semmes said. “We are analyzing it to see if it contains steroids or vitamins.”

Officers also found evidence that Guillory may have been manufacturing his own vitamins. The investigation will be turned over to the Department of Health and Hospitals and Federal Drug Administration because Guillory is not licensed to manufacture the vitamins, Semmes said.

Guillory was arrested without incident at his Rival Nutrition store at 1231North Cutting Avenue following the search Tuesday.

The arrest followed a six-month investigation in which police received information from the public that Guillory was selling steroids from the business.

Undercover agents were also able to make several purchases of steroids from Guillory, Semmes said.

Guillory, along with a Fed-Ex driver were arrested in August 2011 for allegedly stealing laptops meant to be delivered to a local retail store. He was charged with 13 counts of illegal possession of stolen property.

Police contend that Guillory’s business, then named Planet Nutrition, was being used as part of a computer theft ring in which he purchased iPads at a discount price and resold them.

Police began investigating the computer thefts after iPads were sent to the another store and signed for, but the store never collected the items, police said.

He served a six month probation and paid all court cost and fines on those charges, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Posted By: Scott cormier On: 4/30/2014

Title: Lies

So not true. Their always lying to get their way

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