Edmonton: Four people have been arrested with over 360,000 pills, 10,000 vials, and more than three dozen types of chemical precursors and additives were seized by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT). Police said it is a record breaking seizure of illegal steroids.
The value of the steroids seized is estimated at $9.3 million. ALERT spokesperson Mike Tucker said that the illegal steroids seizure is the largest of its kind by a Canadian police agency. The drugs seized in the record-setting bust included 365,268 tablets, 10,583 vials, 124 kilograms of raw steroid powders, 1,250 kilograms of various raw powders, 30 litres of liquid drug precursors.
The investigation culminated on Sept 25 when five search warrants were executed in Edmonton. Kirk Goodkey, one of the accused, is the 40-year-old Edmonton man allegedly manufactured illegal steroids and distributed them across Canada, with shipments as far away as St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Goodkey and three associates Parmjit Brar, 40, Jordan Quiring, 27, and Alexandria Edwards, 27, are each facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and proceeds of crime. More charges are being contemplated.
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team spokesman Mike Tucker says the four were arrested following searches of three homes and two storage lockers in Edmonton last month.
One of the homes had a full-blown, industrial steroids manufacturing laboratory and was just metres away from an elementary school.
Police allege the illegal steroids were distributed across Canada as far away as St. John’s, N.L.