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MANTECA, CA - 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.

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

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

Also recovered were an illegal rifle and sawed-off shotgun, hundreds of rounds of ammunition andalmost $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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