Methuen Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Illegal Steroids

A Methuen man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Boston to a steroid distribution conspiracy.

Scott Birchall, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute steroids. U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton scheduled sentencing for Jan. 5.

From approximately July 2013 until February 2014, Birchall was involved in a conspiracy to distribute steroids in and around Methuen, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney William D. Weinreb’s office. Birchall obtained steroids from alleged co-conspirator Daniel Frederickson for redistribution.  Birchall distributed steroids six times to an undercover officer. Agents ultimately executed a search warrant at Birchall’s home, where they seized steroid pills and $26,000 in cash.

The charge of conspiracy provides for a prison sentence of no more than 10 years, a mandatory minimum of two years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $500,000.