Federal prosecutors in Mobile asked a federal judge last week to cut almost in half a Colorado doctor’s prison sentence on a steroids conviction, which would make him eligible for release soon.
Kelly Wade Tucker pleaded guilty to dispensing steroids outside the course of professional practice, admitting that in 2005 he signed off on steroids prescriptions — for a fee of $100 each — prepared by the owner of an anti-aging clinic that had customers across the country.
U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade sentenced Tucker a year ago this month to a year and nine months in prison.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Donna Dobbins wrote in a court filing that Tucker deserves a sentence reduction for his testimony in a five-week steroids trial in January. During the trial, Tucker identified and explained documents, including the order forms prepared by Infinite Health owner Brett W. Branch.
Those steroids prescriptions were sent to Applied Pharmacy Services, an online pharmacy in Mobile, which filled the orders and shipped the drugs.
A jury in Mobile convicted Branch and four men connected to the pharmacy in February.
“Tucker was an important and credible witness as he explained his association with Brett Branch, Infinite Health, and others,” Dobbins wrote.
Without the reduction, Tucker is scheduled to be released in March.