A U.S. District Court judge sentenced 31-year-old Jefferey Lackas of Bettendorf to 46 months in prison, 39-year-old Stanley Szeto of Iowa City to 25 months along with a $6,000 fine, and 30-year-old Daniel Cruz-Bonilla of Fontana, California was sentenced to 41 months.
Court records show that between July of 2011 and March of 2015 the men were members of a drug trafficking operation that went by the name “Brinkkman Pharma” on the internet. It says they distributed steroids and human growth hormones obtained from a source in China.
Szeto is a bodybuilder who ran 319 Elite Fitness in Coralville. Police seized steroids and cash after raiding his Iowa City home in March.