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Guilty plea from Signature Pharmacy Inc.

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Editor’s note:

The original version of this story has been reviewed and changed to more accurately reflect the parties involved and information made available to us.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Florida-based Signature Pharmacy has pleaded guilty to a felony charge in connection with selling performance enhancing drugs in Albany County.

Signature has to pay a total of $100,000 in fines and civil forfeiture as part of agreement. The now defunct company had been investigated for distributing anabolic steroids, human growth hormones and other controlled substances over the course of several years.

In a statement, District Attorney David Soares said, "The resolution of this case marks the conclusion of a long term investigation and prosecution that held individuals and now a corporation, accountable for the illegal sale of steroids in Albany County. I remain committed to closing the pipeline of illegal drugs that flows in to our community, and will continue to hold perpetrators accountable when they choose to supply and deliver illegal narcotics into Albany County.”

The plea included one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

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