Former Canadian bodybuilding judge jailed for producing and selling steroids.
Krik Goodkey, the former Head Judge for the Alberta Bodybuilding Association (ABBA), was sentenced to two years imprisonment and order to pay a $75,000 fine by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Sterling Sanderman on June 21, 2019 according to sources. Goodkey was busted as one of the largest steroid dealers in the history of Canadian law enforcement in 2014.
Goodkey pleaded guilty to production of anabolic steroids and proceeds of crime (money laundering) in October 2018.
Goodkey operated a “highly sophisticated underground steroid manufacturing and distribution operation” in the garage and den of his north Edmonton home. The home served as the headquarters for the underground labs (UGLs) known as USP Labs and Ikonic Pharma.
In October 2018, Goodkey pleaded guilty to producing anabolic steroids and laundering proceeds of crime in connection with a September 2014 drug bust by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team.
The roughly $9.3-million bust included more than 360,000 pills, 10,000 vials and more than three dozen types of chemicals. At the time, police said it was the largest seizure of its kind in Canada.
The lengthy investigation came to a head 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 the homes – located in northeast Edmonton – had a steroids manufacturing lab valued at roughly $100,000, police said at the time.
Investigators believed the drugs were also being distributed across the country, with some shipments going all the way to St. John’s, N.L.
On Friday, Goodkey apologized to the court for his actions. He said he hopes to take 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.
Strong ties to the bodybuilding world as a competitor and judge.
Goodkey had strong ties to the local bodybuilding community in Alberta. He started off as a bodybuilding competitor. 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.
Goodkey became an ABBA judge following his retirement from competition in 2006. He quickly moved up the ranks to a position of Head Judge.
Goodkey used his position as a Head Judge to promote the sale of USP Labs and Ikonic Pharma steroid products to bodybuilding competitors.
The ABBA is a non-profit association supporting the amateur sport of bodybuilding and fitness in the Province of Alberta. The ABBA is a member of the Canadian Bodybuilding Federation (CBBF) and the International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB).
IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja does not tolerate these actions from IFBB members.
“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.”
Dr. Santonja continued, “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.”
Canadian Bodybuilding Federation (CBBF) Vice-President – Joe Spinello
Canadian Bodybuilding Federation Vice-President Joe Spinello is also in full agreement with IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja. Speaking to Evolutionofbodybuilding.net, Joe Spinello said “There’s no place for people like that in our organization and I am in full agreement with IFBB President Dr. Rafael Santonja.”
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Source: Global News Canada