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Menlo Palo personal trainer arrested in huge drug bust

Editor's note: Police had earlier referred to the trainer's place of business as Peak Performance in Menlo Park. Subsequently, police corrected this and said his place of business is One-2-One Fitness in Menlo Park.

By Sue Dremann

Palo Alto Weekly

A 46-year-old Palo Alto man who is a personal trainer in Menlo Park was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the seizure of tens of thousands of doses of prescription medications, the Menlo Park Police Department reported.

Perry Mosdromos was arrested Thursday by the Menlo Park Police Department's Narcotics Enforcement Team, Homeland Security agents and FBI agents, who are part of the Safe Streets Task Force.

Two search warrants were obtained after Homeland Security agents intercepted a package containing 499 grams of anabolic steroids and 4,374 Xanax pills that were to be delivered to a UPS box in Menlo Park. The investigation revealed that the box belonged to Mr. Mosdromos.

Agents searched Mr. Mosdromos's place of business at One-2-One Fitness in Menlo Park and his Palo Alto residence on Loma Verde Avenue. He was home when the search warrant was executed, police said.

Menlo Park police originally reported that his business was Peak Performance. In a subsequent note of clarification, the police said:

"Perry Mosdromos is the owner of '1 2 1" Personal Training. Although Mosdromos' offices are located at Peak Performance in Menlo Park and the personal training services are offered there, he is not an employee of the chiropractic offices and in fact is an independent contractor.

"The investigation is continuing into this case and at this time, there is no evidence that indicates the chiropractic offices at Peak Performance are involved."

A search of his residence found tens of thousands of prescription drugs in various forms, police said. The drugs included Vicodin, Percocet, Lorazepam, Diazepam, Valium, along with thousands of anabolic steroids and several illegal narcotics such as MDMA. The estimated street value of the seizure is more than $250,000, police said.

Mr. Mosdromos was ordering the controlled drugs from other countries, re-packaging them, selling them, and shipping them to people all over the United States, according to police.

He was booked into the San Mateo County jail on multiple counts of sales of narcotics and prescription drugs.

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Posted by anon
a resident of another community
on Jun 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm

The error of connecting this crime to Peak Performance is very unfortunate for Dr. Tarr, who had a good reputation in the Menlo Park/Palo Alto/Atherton community. I'm not sure why the mistake had to be made. I noticed that the Daily Post didn't mention Peak Performance and instead only listed One-2-One fitness, which appears to be the business that Mosdromos owns. Next time the Almanac/Weekly should be more careful.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

The Menlo Park Police report incorrectly and inappropriately identified Peak Performance as the suspect's place of business. The Weekly failed to fact check but has since corrected it's story. The Almanac story has always used the correct information.

The MP Police corrected their news release later today - very sloppy police work.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm

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"The MP Police corrected their news release later today - very sloppy police work."

And probably the basis for a very good lawsuit if Bill Tarr were so inclined.


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Posted by poster
a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Menlo Park police originally reported that his business was Peak Performance. In a subsequent note of clarification, the police said:

"Perry Mosdromos is the owner of '1 2 1" Personal Training. Although Mosdromos' offices are located at Peak Performance in Menlo Park and the personal training services are offered there, he is not an employee of the chiropractic offices and in fact is an independent contractor.

"The investigation is continuing into this case and at this time, there is no evidence that indicates the chiropractic offices at Peak Performance are involved."


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