ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri bodybuilder could face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges for conspiring to possess and distribute human growth hormone drugs.
The guilty plea was Friday for 40-year-old Gregory Loomans of St. Charles. Sentencing is March 16.
Federal prosecutors say Loomans and others bought human growth hormone and steroids from China. They used some and sold the rest to other bodybuilders.
A co-defendant, 32-year-old Keith Ashabranner of O'Fallon, Mo., is awaiting trial after pleading not guilty.