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Ponca City Couple Charged With Illegal Distribution Of Steroids

OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging PATRICK LEE AMADORE TRAVIS, 25, and MIRANDA NICHOLE RHYNARD, 26, both of Ponca City, with illegal distribution of steroids, announced United States Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

According to the indictment, Travis and Rhynard conspired to distribute anabolic steroids, which are Schedule III controlled substances, from March 2018 until November 1, 2018. The charges also include unlawful importation of pharmaceuticals with a counterfeit Viagra trademark, manufacturing anabolic steroids, trafficking in counterfeit goods, and possession of anabolic steroids with intent to distribute. In addition, Travis is charged with possessing a Kel-Tec PMR-30 pistol in furtherance of anabolic steroid trafficking.

An affidavit in support of a search warrant issued on June 11, 2019, alleges that Travis and Rhynard own an internet-based company called Swolescriptz Research Lab and Swole-RX. According to the affidavit, investigators found three pill presses, bags of powder from China, and a firearm in a cargo trailer when they visited the defendants’ Ponca City property on November 1, 2018. The affidavit states laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of anabolic steroids.

The affidavit further reports the defendants continued operating their business after the November 2018 visit from investigators. During this time, they allegedly offered for sale substances they claimed would cause “increase in muscle mass,” although they included a disclaimer that “[a]ll products listed on this website are for research purposes only and are not for human consumption.”

Travis and Rhynard were arrested in Ponca City on the morning of June 11 and appeared for arraignment in Oklahoma City that afternoon. Rhynard was released subject to conditions pending trial. Travis has been temporarily detained in advance of a detention hearing scheduled for June 14.

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