The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners is not playing around when it comes to revoking the license of Dr. Kevin Custis, a medical professional that was found to have been prescribing medical grade anabolic steroids to bodybuilders that had no medical reason to be taking advantage of the substances in the first place.
Officials at the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners have completely revoked the license of Dr. Custis as well as his CDS Registration after he had openly admitted to prescribing large dosages of medicinal anabolic steroids to local bodybuilders without any therapeutic purpose behind the injections.
Busted after a nearly year-long investigation into his medical practice by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Dr. Custis was caught red handed prescribing these medicinal grade anabolic steroids to two different undercover federal agents that had been posing as competitive bodybuilders looking for a boost.
The DEA sent both of these undercover federal agents into the medical offices of Dr. Custis with the express intent of sourcing illegal prescription anabolic steroids, telling the doctor that they were looking for steroids to help them compete at amateur bodybuilding competitions throughout the Northeast.
Both of the DEA agents told Dr. Custis that they wanted drugs that could specifically improve their overall muscle mass, pack on pound after pound of muscle without having to add any extra fat or water, and were also looking for steroids that could help them cut in the lead up to bodybuilding competitions.
Over the course of the almost year-long investigation, Dr. Custis gave out numerous prescriptions to these undercover officials for a number of different anabolic steroids. These steroids included testosterone cypionate, oxandrolone, and oxymetholone, all of which Dr. Custis has admitted to proscribing to these undercover officials without determining whether or not they needed them for any legitimate therapeutic purpose.
After his initial arrest, the DEA also executed a search warrant on his home on June 14 of 2017. DEA officials and local police discovered over 4.2 kg of marijuana and 167 g of THC, but they weren’t able to find any other drugs – let alone anabolic steroids that he may have been keeping at his home property for illegal distribution, either.
The DEA alerted the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners to the situation with Dr. Custis. Upon his arrest, this board of medical officials decided to pull his medical license in the state of New Jersey. As part of the plea agreement that he is working on with federal agents and the federal court system, Dr. Custis has agreed to discontinue all of his medical and surgical practices. This information was released by the New Jersey Attorney General on August 9, 2018.
Dr. Custis will be permanently prohibited from the management, overseeing, supervising, or in any way influencing the practice of medicine or healthcare activities throughout the state of New Jersey for the rest of his life.
These will not be the only consequences that Dr. Custis faces.
He is expected to appear in federal court before the US District Judge Peter Sheridan after pleading guilty to the illegal distribution of these controlled substances on August 9, 2018. It’s impossible to know what his sentence will be just yet, but it’s likely that he will be able to receive a significantly lowered than he might have without cooperating.
The fact that Dr. Custis readily admitted he was distributing steroids to local bodybuilders without therapeutic purposes behind these prescriptions, and the fact that he did not have stockpiles of the steroids at his home and wasn’t distributing them illegally from that property should also help him when it comes time for sentencing as well.