Bossier Parish School Board member Mike Mosura of Bossier City pleaded guilty today for his role in an anabolic steroid distribution scheme.
Mosura is the District 5 school board member, which encompasses an area generally east of Airline Drive and north of I-220.
According to court records, from January 2016 to May 2018, Mosura, 44, was involved in a scheme to distribute anabolic steroids in the Shreveport-Bossier City area, along with co-defendants Brant R. Landry, 39, and wife Julie Landry, 42, both of Bossier City.
When a Bossier Parish deputy stopped Brant Landry’s vehicle on May 22, 2018, for driving erratically, Landry told the deputy that he had a .45-caliber pistol and medication inside the vehicle.
After a search, the deputy found a plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance that was later identified as Xanax along with 11 vials of yellow liquid, later determined to be anabolic steroids.
Further investigation revealed that Brant Landry distributed steroids to Mosura, who in turn consumed and distributed the steroids to third parties.
Mosura admitted to receiving and distributing the steroids.
Mosura faces 10 years in prison, two years to life of supervised release and a $500,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Dec. 5, 2019. Brant Landry and Julie Landry are scheduled for trial on Sept. 9, 2019.
The DEA, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell is prosecuting case.