DEA arrest alleged Biogenesis drug supplier
A man who allegedly was the initial supplier of performance-enhancing drugs to Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch was arrested by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.
Paulo Berejuk of South Florida was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs to clinics that distributed them to MLB players and other athletes. He was charged with conspiracy to distribute testosterone.
From the AP report:
A DEA affidavit describes Berejuk as a "black market source" for testosterone to clinics whose customers included MLB players. The affidavit says Berejuk is a chemist who made the substances in his garage and was the initial main supplier to Anthony Bosch, former owner of the now-shuttered Biogenesis of America clinic in Coral Gables.
Bosch pleaded guilty last week to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes, including New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez was one of 14 players suspended and missed the entire 2014 season because of it.
Bosch faces 10 years in prison, but prosecutors agreed to recommend a lighter sentence for Bosch for cooperating with authorities during an almost two-year investigation. A judge ordered Bosch to be jailed immediately last week after he tested positive for cocaine use, which was in violation of his bail conditions.
- Molly Geary