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Alberta Bodybuilding Association Head Judge Goes To Jail For Producing And Selling Steroids
In 2014, Krik Goodkey who is the former Head Judge for the Alberta Bodybuilding Association (ABBA), was busted with roughly $9.3-million worth of steroids and supplies. This haul included more than 360,000 pills, 10,000 vials and more than three dozen types of chemicals! At the time of the sting, police said it was the largest seizure of its kind in Canada. Despite such an enormous bust for Canada, Krik was sentenced to serve just two years in the slammer and ordered to pay a measly $75,000 fine. He pleaded guilty to production of anabolic steroids and proceeds of crime (money laundering).
Underground Labs Get Shut Down
The majority of steroids on the current black market are manufactured in people’s kitchens or underground labs. Many of these products contain what they’re supposed to but the quality, potency and purity varies depending on the source. Krik Goodkey had been running what many would call a “highly sophisticated underground steroid manufacturing and distribution operation” but it was all shut down on Sept. 25, 2014 when officers raided two storage lockers in Edmonton and three homes. They found about 100 barrels of chemicals in one of the lockers! One of his homes served as the headquarters for the underground labs (UGLs) known as USP Labs (not the supplement company even though they share the same name) and Ikonic Pharma.
Police who searched Goodkey's truck found:
- $850 in Canadian currency;
- 80,000 pills of an anabolic steroid in large Ziploc bags;
- 70,000 Clomid pills in large Ziploc bags;
- Barrels of powder labelled as microcrystalline cellulose, weighing 100 kilograms in total, and;
- 23 chemical filters
- Pair of commercial fume hoods
- Commercial pill press
- Powder mixer
- Sterilizing unit.
In court, Krik Goodkey apologized to the court for his actions. He said he hopes to take full advantage of programs while he is incarcerated. He said he got married two years ago and hopes to take his life in a different direction. When finalizing a decision, the judge looked at mitigating factors including his guilty plea, relationship and that he has been able to maintain work while awaiting sentencing. Goodkey has given his defence lawyer $12,000 in trust to put towards his fine. The judge extended repayment from 18 months to five years. The judge recommended Goodkey be put in minimum security at the Drumheller Institution.
Krik Goodkey - Former Competitor & Judge
Goodkey had strong ties to the local bodybuilding community in Alberta. He started off as a bodybuilding competitor where he won the 2001 ABBA Southern Alberta Bodybuilding competition as a light-heavyweight competitor and the 2001 ABBA Alberta Provincial Bodybuilding competition as a middleweight competitor.
- 2011 CBBF Canadian National Bodybuilding Championships - 4th Light-Heavyweight
- 2009 CBBF Canadian National Bodybuilding Championships - 11th Heavyweight
- 2005 CBBF Canadian National Bodybuilding Championships - 12th Heavyweight
- 2003 CBBF Canadian National Bodybuilding Championships - 16th Heavyweight
- 2001 CBBF Canadian National Bodybuilding Championships - 9th Heavyweight
- 1999 BCABBA BC Bodybuilding Provincials - 1st Light-Heavyweight & Overall
- 1999 BCABBA BC Muscle & Fitness Mania - 1st Light-Heavyweight
Goodkey became a judge following his retirement from competition in 2006 and quickly moved up the ranks to a position of Head Judge. It is believed that he used his position as a Head Judge to promote the sale of USP Labs and Ikonic Pharma steroid products to competitors.
IFBB amateur league President Rafael Santonja had this to say about the bust: “The position of IFBB in regards to doping is very strict. If an athlete or official is in breach of the anti-doping rules, disciplinary actions will be taken...As the Alberta Bodybuilding Association (ABBA) is associated with the Canadian bodybuilding Association (CBBA), you may be sure Mr. Goodkey will be investigated and immediately a suspension implemented and it can be a life suspension from the IFBB for the seriousness of his actions.”
SOURCE: Evolution of Bodybuilding, Global, CBC