Wednesday, February 11, 2009
RETURN OF THE 'ROIDS
Last January, John Rossi, co-owner of Lowen's Pharmacy at 6902 3rd Ave. here in Bay Ridge, was found dead of an apparent suicide.
Yesterday Lowen's Pharmacy was charged with conspiracy in the steroids scandal.
Dr. Richard Lucente, 37, of Staten Island, was also indicted in the scandal.
Here's how it worked: Dr. Dick wrote prescriptions for steroids without having a medical reason and then had them go Lowen’s to have the illegal prescription filled.
In 2007, police raided Lowen's and found more than $8 million worth of human growth hormone and anabolic steroids.