Former Tyler chiropractor sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to importing anabolic steroids

Published on Friday, 3 November 2017 19:58 - Written by LOUANNA CAMPBELL, lcampbell@tylerpaper.com

A former Tyler chiropractor was sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

Stacey Allen Godsey pleaded guilty July 5 to conspiracy to import anabolic steroids and was sentenced Thursday to two years in federal prison.  

Godsey and Joseph Shay Burton, 39, of Tyler, purchased anabolic steroids through the internet from suppliers located in China from 2014 to 2016, according to information presented in court.

The steroids were shipped to the United States where Godsey and Burton converted them from powder to liquid dosage units in the kitchen and garage of Godsey's residence.

Once converted into liquid dosage units, the steroids were sold and distributed to steroid users in Tyler and elsewhere. 

Law enforcement officers searched residences belonging to Godsey and Burton in the spring of 2016. 

More than 60,000 dosage units of anabolic steroids were found at Godsey's residence. More than 6,000 dosage units were found at Burton's residence.

Burton pleaded guilty in July 2017 and is awaiting sentencing.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tyler Police Department and the Smith County Sheriff's Office investigated this case.