Usually, when steroids are mentioned in conjunction with bodybuilding, you very rarely see people react in shock. But hearing your favorite actor or entertainment personality is using anabolic substances is always a bit surprising at least to some. While they may not be athletes whose reputations hinge on physical performance as well as fair competition, there’s a stigma that using steroids will tarnish your reputation. That’s what makes the discovery that Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, and WWE superstar Roman Reigns are being accused of having a connection to a steroid dealer alarming.
According to TMZ, Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, and Roman Reigns have been named as an alleged client of jailed steroid distributor Richard Rodriguez, whose Miami-based Wellness Fitness Nutrition LLC (WFN) was raided by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) last February as part of a yearlong investigation.
According to the US Attorney’s Office, WFN’s client list included “at least 50 customers in the Eastern District of New York” in a massive ring that made at least $10 million in the distribution of illicit anabolic steroids.
Rodriguez, who is currently in prison, recently came forward to specifically name Hollywood stars Josh Duhamel, Mark Wahlberg and WWE Superstar Roman Reigns as part of an exclusive interview with filmmaker Jon Bravo.
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According to TMZ,
“Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the 3 celebs — who were named in a phone interview of imprisoned steroids dealer, Richard Rodriguez — won’t be investigated by the DEA because the agency doesn’t target alleged buyers of illegal drugs.”
Instead, the DEA focuses its efforts on going after kingpins like Rodriguez — along with other traffickers, manufacturers and distributors.
Rodriguez is currently facing charges of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids and money laundering.