Connecticut authorities launched an investigation into the possibility of an illegal steroid trade earlier in 2014. The investigation ultimately resulted in the arrest of two men who are believed to have been involved. A third was also arrested, although he is being held in a neighboring state. Bail has been set for all three who now face drug charges.
Police executed warrants for search and seizure at two of the men’s homes. They allegedly found a large amount of human growth hormones and illegal steroids as well as firearms and cash during the search. It was after these warrants were executed that authorities arrested two of the three men. The circumstances surrounding the third man’s arrest are unclear.
It is believed that the materials used to manufacture the steroids were purchased in New York and then brought back to Connecticut. This trip was apparently only made by one of the three men. Additionally, they suspect that some of the steroids may have been purchased by underage students from a local high school, although officials have not said why they suspect this.
The two men who were arrested after their homes were searched face drug charges for possession with the intent to sell, operating a drug factory and also possessing a controlled substance. Their bail has been set at $10,000. The third man who was arrested faces charges in a neighboring state. Since drug charges are serious in nature, it is important for any Connecticut individual who has been accused of such a crime to carefully review all charges and evidence alongside their counsel. Doing so can provide the defendant with the knowledge on how to proceed in such a way that will produce the most favorable outcome possible for them.
Source: ctpost.com, "Cops charge men with illegal sale of steroids in Fairfield", Genevieve Reilly, Aug. 9, 2014