Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents and other law enforcement officers arrested two Hattiesburg men after a raid of a residential drug lab led to the seizure of more than $200,000 in steroids and related items.
Agents were executing a search warrant at the residence of Travis Gregory Edwards, 34, and Charles Paul Edwards, 38, at 4799 West 4th Street in Hattiesburg, according to an MBN press release. Director John Dowdy said agents seized hundreds of vials of injectable steroids, thousands of dosage units of oral steroids, large quantities of precursor chemicals for the manufacture of the drug, as well as 18 firearms, a commercial pill press, packaging and labeling equipment.
Both men were arrested and face charges possession of more than 500 grams of a schedule III controlled substance with intent to distribute, while Edwards faces a charge of manufacture of a controlled substance. According to the press release, both men were transported to the Lamar County Jail and bond was set at $20,000 for Travis Edwards and $30,000 for Charles Edwards.
The arrests follow a near two-year investigation by the MBN, with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Lamar County Sheriff's Dept.