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Police seize stash of steroid making supplies, $7,000 plus weapon, ammo
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Detective Paul Carmona inspects a semi-automatic .22 caliber rifle found in a Manteca home with a stash of bottle steroids along with countless rounds of ammunition of various calibers from 9 mm to .45s. At left is Detective Sgt. Chris Mraz and patrol Sgt. Lewis Clark. - photo by GLENN KAHL

A stash of steroid-producing supplies along with vials of steroids ready for sale were uncovered by police Tuesday afternoon in a Manteca home in the 300 block of North Lincoln Avenue.

Christopher Wiese, 39, was arrested for the alleged production and the possession for sale of steroids along with being a felon in possession of a semi-automatic rifle with a scope and hundreds of rounds of ammunition including .22 caliber, 9 mm, .223 and .45 caliber rounds.  Officers also collected some $7,000 in cash.

Street Crimes Unit (SCU) detective Paul Carmona said his team found a laptop computer that they will be checking for additional leads in the case. Included in their find were empty vials and caps used to secure the 5 milliliter glass containers and empty capsules that were to be loaded with steroids, police said.  There was also an ample supply of syringes, officers noted.

The SCU team also discovered labels, steroid recipes and the powder used in the production of the steroids.  A box of M-1 high powered fireworks, that Carmona said could blow a man’s hand off if he were holding one when it exploded,  were also located in the home.

Officers said Wiese had recently been arrested in Contra Costa County for similar offenses suffering a knee injury from a bout with officers there.  He is unable to walk on his own because of those injuries having been housebound at the Lincoln Avenue address where he was arrested without incident.

The SCU detectives loaded all of the evidence they obtained into the back of their pickup truck and took it to the police department for storage awaiting court action in the case.