A Bonita Springs man was arrested Tuesday after an investigation into an unlawful steroid operation in Lee County, the sheriff’s workplace stated.

Robert Joseph Ekland, forty four, is accused of three counts of possession of artificial narcotics, three counts of smuggling artificial narcotic, one rely of drug manufacturing, one rely of marijuana possession with intent to promote, one rely of possession of a managed substance and not using a prescription and one rely of possession of drug gear.

Ekland stays in custody at Lee County Jail on $sixty five,000 bail. 

The investigation was a partnership between the Lee County Sheriff’s Workplace Freeway Interdiction Unit, Customized’s Officers and Homeland Safety Investigations, in accordance with a information launch. Authorities say Ekland allegedly manufactured and distributed unlawful steroids all through the county.

Investigators seized greater than $2,500, a Glock 9mm handgun, a 2014 Ford F-250 pickup, four liters of liquid steroids, 14 kilos of steroid powder, 1/2 pound of marijuana and 270 grams of THC wax throughout a search of Ekland’s house and a storage facility in Lee County.

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