(KMOV)-- A Missouri bodybuilder could face time in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges for conspiring to possess and distribute human growth hormone drugs.
According to court documents, 32-year-old Keith Ashabranner of O'Fallon, Mo., pleaded guilty to buying steroids and human growth hormones from China. He is set for sentencing on May 4, 2012.
Federal prosecutors say Ashabranner and others bought the human growth hormone and steroids from China. They used some and sold the rest to other bodybuilders. He admitted spending approximately $32,483 and gained more than $30,000 after selling the drugs
A co-defendant, Gregory Loomans 40 of St. Charles, MO, is set for sentencing for March 16, 2012 after pleading guilty in December 2011.