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WEATHERFORD, TX—JULY 6, 2019—In an article by Kevin Krause published this week on dallasnews.com, Joe Landers a former Weatherford, Texas pharmacy owner, pleaded guilty last week in federal court to charges related to the production and sale of dangerous drugs for racehorses in Texas and in other states, according to federal court records.
Landers, 67, owned Weatherford Compounding Pharmacy near Fort Worth, which was accused in a lawsuit of causing the suspension of a Texas trainer after his horses tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug.
Landers ran the pharmacy before federal law enforcement authorities raided it in May 2014. He admitted to introducing misbranded and adulterated drugs into interstate commerce with intent to defraud and mislead. He faces up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. His sentencing is scheduled for December.
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