Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo Announces Indictment of Manager and Pharmacist of Illegal Internet Pharmacy in Louisville

Press Release Date:  Thursday, October 05, 2006  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  

Attorney General Greg Stumbo today announced the return of a four count indictment against the manager and pharmacist of Advanced Pharmacy in Louisville where Kentucky Bureau of Investigation agents seized more than  $580,000 in Internet drugs, including $150,000 in anabolic steroids and ingredients to make steroids. KBI agents also seized more than 137,000 illegal Internet narcotics, with a conservative estimated street value of $430,000.  The seizure took place September 15, 2006.

The drugs had been ordered by an illegal Internet pharmacy in Florida and the prescriptions were being filled by Advanced Pharmacy Services LLC at 11003 Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville.

Both Victor Ortega and Stephen Webb were charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree. Arraignment for the men is scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in Louisville, Division 8, currently presided over by senior Judge Roger Crittenden.

KBI Internet drug raids have intercepted approximately one million dollars worth of street drugs since the Internet Pharmacy law went into effect.  The law was based on recommendations made by Attorney General Greg Stumbo’s Internet Pharmacy Task Force.