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April 19, 2010
Major steroid operation was in Iowa

All it takes to set up a steroid manufacturing operation is some powder (illegally imported from China), and some liquid (typically some form of cooking oil), and a kitchen counter top. Here is another steroid “manufacturing” operation which was taken down this weekend in Iowa.  And, according to this article, it was a big one Don

Des Moines narcotics officers say they were still cataloging and testing apparent steroids in liquid and tablet form nearly a week after a raid at an alleged steroid manufacturing operation in Urbandale.

The man arrested in last weekend’s raid, 31-year-old Dale Douglas Kinkade, is charged with possession with intent to deliver steroids, manufacturing steroids and carrying a weapon in a vehicle without a permit.

Des Moines Narcotics Investigator Tony Ballantini says Kinkade allegedly was buying steroids in powder form from China and The Philippines, and then reselling them in liquid form or in capsules.

Investigators have not yet been able to place a value on the items that were seized but they say just one vial of liquid is probably worth from $100 to $150.

It was not known Friday if Kinkade had an attorney.