State troopers bust steroid manufacturing lab in southern Indiana

Nicholas, left, and Cori Gilbertson, arrested for having a steriod manufacturing lab and selling it across state lines. (Photo: Indiana State Police)
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LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (WTHR) — Indiana state troopers say they found a steroid manufacturing lab behind a bookcase in southern Indiana.

Police launched an investigation in February after discovering a package in Lawrenceburg that was on its way to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Vials of steroids collected from a Dearborn County home. (Photo: Indiana State Police)
Vials of steroids collected from a Dearborn County home. (Photo: Indiana State Police)

It turned out that the package had a compound similar to steroids. Police found the room where the bookcase was contained a sophisticated manufacturing operation, complete with a ventilation system.

Troopers searched the home and discovered about 25,000 pills or capsules of steroids ready to be sent out.

Police arrested 35-year-old Nicholas and 34-year-old Cori Gilbertson on several drug charges. The investigation led to police learning the Gilbertsons oten sold nearly $80,000 worth of steroids each month since their involvement in the operation began.

Their clients often paid with the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

The couple is currently in the Dearborn County Jail awaiting their initial appearances in circuit court.

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