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MBN busts drug lab in Hattiesburg

Photo courtesy of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested two men and seized roughly $200,000 worth of steroids.

MBN agents raided a residential drug lab Wednesday in Hattiesburg where they seized more than $200,000 in steroids and related items and arrested two men in connection with the seizures.

34-year-old Travis Gregory Edwards and 38-year-old Charles Paul Edwards were arrested and 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.

Each man faces a charge of possession of more than 500 grams of a schedule III controlled substance with intent to distribute. Charles Edwards also faces a charge of manufacture of a controlled substance.

Charles Edwards also faces a charge of manufacture of a controlled substance.

Both men were transported to the Lamar County Jail and their bonds were set at $20,000 for Travis Edwards and $30,000 for Charles Edwards.

The arrests culminate a nearly two-year investigation by the MBN, with assistance from the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department.

Travis Gregory Edwards

Charles Paul Edwards

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