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July 3, 2014
Police seize $600,000 of illegal steroids from Edmonton residence
A 32-year-old Fort Saskatchewan man was arrested and $600,000 of illegal steroids and laboratory equipment were seized from an Edmonton residence. A four-month investigation culminated when Edmonton police searched two residences in Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton, after receiving a tip from Crime Stoppers. While searching the Edmonton residence, police uncovered an alleged steroid laboratory with steroids, production materials and packaging materials worth an estimated $600,000. “Investigators discovered what they categorized as a sophisticated laboratory where illegal steroids were (allegedly) manufactured and packaged for resale,” said Scott Pattison, a spokesman for the Edmonton Police Service adding the seizure was the largest in Edmonton police history. Rees Baron was charged with possession of controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking and production of a controlled substance. Baron may face other charges as the investigation continues. Pattison said police encourage anyone with information to contact police or call Crime Stoppers. “Crime Stoppers is a wonderful tool that helps the Edmonton Police Service in some cases solve up to 25 per cent of our crimes,” he said. “I think it’s the anonymity that’s critical for people using it. They feel safe to come forward.” http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/Police+seize+600000+illegal+steroids+from+Edmonton/9997263/story.html