Sheriff: Broadalbin man got steroid shipments from Turkey


A Fulton County man was arrested on drug charges Monday after an investigation by local police and two federal law enforcement agencies found he was receiving steroids from Turkey. 

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Kurt Smith, 26, of Ridge Road in Broadalbin was charged with multiple counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. It’s unclear how many counts Smith is facing or if the charges he is facing are felonies or misdemeanors. 

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that they were contacted by investigators from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security regarding information they had that steroids were being shipped from Turkey to Smith’s Broadalbin address. 

“Smith was ordering and found to be in possession of the illegal controlled substances of assorted steroids from the Republic of Turkey and was receiving them at [his residence],” the statement said.

Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino said in the release that steroids purchased online from overseas sources are particularly dangerous because the origin and composition of the drugs are unknown. 

Smith will appear in Broadalbin Town Court at a later date. 

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