Search turns up steroids, guns

Staff reports

TROY — A Troy man was arrested Monday after a months-long undercover investigation into the making and trafficking of illegal anabolic steroids.

Joshua E. Studebaker was arrested arrested following the execution of a search warrant at a home on Dronfield Road in Troy.

According to Chief Deputy Dave Duchak, the search warrant was the result of a long undercover investigation into the manufacturing and sale of illegal anabolic steroids.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized as evidence numerous vials of various steroids, packages of steroids in powder form, chemicals and manufacturing equipment for processing powder into liquid steroids for the purpose of sale, Duchak said.

Two firearms were also seized from the residence.

Studebaker has been charged with one count of felony trafficking, one count of manufacturing, and one count possession of steroids. Additional charges may be filed pending lab results.

There were juveniles living in the home and present at the time of the search warrant, Duchak said.
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