Mesa couple accused of running steroids lab from their home
Tina Shah The Arizona Republic
Aug. 12, 2005 11:35 AM
A husband-and-wife living in Mesa have been arrested and accused of illegally manufacturing anabolic steroids inside their home and selling them, authorities said.
Scott Ferriss, 30, and Toni Ferriss, 28, were taken into custody Wednesday night and booked into Maricopa County Jail after Mesa police officers searched their apartment in the 200 block of North Gilbert Road.
Police say they seized four types of anabolic steroids - winstrol, dianabol, androral and furazabol - worth about $100,000.
Scott Ferriss, a Canadian citizen, received the drugs in powder form and made them into capsules in his makeshift lab inside the apartment, according to the Special Investigations Division of the Mesa Police Department. Detectives believe Scott is the ringleader in the manufacturing and selling of the drugs, and that he used the Internet to reach people in various countries about supplies and potential customers.
Scott is being held on $1 million bail and Toni on $500,000, police said.