Former Alberta bodybuilding judge Kirk Goodkey was busted for operating USP Labs and Ikonic Pharma.
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. 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.
Bodybuilding judge Kirk Goodkey was a cocaine dealer before becoming a steroid dealer.
Goodkey was already on law enforcement’s radar due to his prior arrests for cocaine trafficking offenses. The raid on his home was the culmination of a 5-month surveillance operation conducted by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) beginning in May 2014.
ALERT seized large quantities of anabolic steroids in various forms including powders, injectables and orals. The seizure include 365,268 tablets, 10,583 injectable vials, 124 kilograms steroid powder and 30 liters of “liquid drug precursors”.
Law enforcement officials valued the seizure at $9.3 million. The seizure was substantial but the police estimates were highly inflated.
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.
Goodkey will begin his prison sentence on June 21, 2019. He must pay his $75,000 fine within 5 years.
CBC. (June 21, 2019). Edmonton’s ‘CEO of steroids’ sentenced to 2 years in prison, $75K fine. Retrieved from cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/goodkey-steroids-edmonton-police-sentencing-court-1.5185288