Steroid factory discovered in California

Raw materials from China being “manufactured” into steroids in a home setting.  THIS is what is masquerading as “steroids” and being sold to our children.  Our kids are NOT taking real pharmaceutical grade steroids, they are being sold counterfeit drugs, dangerous counterfeit drugs!!

And here is another example of guns and other drugs being found at the scene of the crime.

Some in the bodybuilding community would lead you to believe that steroids are nothing but a wholesome “choice” that people have the right to make.  As we are seeing in this and so many other examples, these are drugs that are being manufactured and sold in terrible environments.


A probation search uncovered a steroid manufacturing operation in Manteca Tuesday.

Officer Jason Hensley with the Manteca Police Department said officers recovered more than two pounds of powdered steroids at a home on the 300 block of N. Lincoln Avenue as well as equipment for converting it to injectable liquid form and packing materials for sales and distribution.

More than 200 steroid liquid doses were taken into evidence.

A probation search uncovered a steroid manufacturing operation in Manteca Tuesday.

In addition, officers found capsules of the body-building supplement Creatine and variations of Viagra and Cialis in capsules that appeared to have been produced in the residence, Hensley said. Viagra and Cialis have been used to counteract the effects of steroids in the body.

Christopher Weise, David Brandow

Hensley said the steroids and pharmaceutical products appeared to have been shipped from Hong Kong to Manteca.

Also recovered were an illegal rifle and sawed-off shotgun, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and almost $7,000 in cash, Hensley said.

Arrested on booking charges of the manufacture and possession of controlled substances was Christopher Weise, 38, of Manteca. Weise also faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearms and ammunition.

Weise’s roommate, David Brandow, 45, of Manteca, was also arrested on manufacture and possession of controlled substances charges.

Tracy police detectives and investigators with U.S. Postal Inspectors Office also took part in the bust.


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