According to Alabama news site AL.com, former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin has been implicated as a customer to Applied Pharmacy Services, a pharmaceutical company which is currently at the center of a federal court case due to the APS pharmacists’ involvement in a steroids conspiracy.
J. Michael Bennet, an APS pharmacist, was just handed down a four year prison term as a result of his role in distributing illegal anabolic steroids to professional athletes. Assistant US Attorney Donna Dobbins released a list of some of APS alleged clients and Shane Carwin’s name adorned said list. In addition to Carwin, several professional wrestlers were named as clients (including Kurt Angle) as were some professional baseball players and and bodybuilders.
APS has become a government target for allegedly supplying over 750,000 doses of anabolic steroids to some 17 doctors around the country between the years of 2004 and 2006. One such doctor has played a key role as the prosecution’s witness (a deal he agreed to for a lesser sentence of probation) and that doctor resides in Greeley, Colorado, where Carwin calls home. Apparently there has been no connection made between the two.
Carwin earned a title shot against champion Brock Lesnar this past July by racking up twelve straight stoppage wins; he fell up short against Lesnar, succumbing to a second round arm triangle choke after dominating Lesnar in the first frame. MMAFighting.com attempted to reach Carwin for a statement but his manager, Jason Genet, said that his client currently has no comment but is planning on making a public statement sometime in the near future.