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CEDAR CITY -- Drug task force agents arrested a man they allege was running an illegal steroids operation.
Agents with the Iron-Garfield Narcotics Task Force raided Mark Sherratt's home last week, seizing lab equipment and imported chemicals from China.
"He was making designer steroids," task force agent Brian Bairett told KSL NewsRadio on Thursday. "He was making steroids in a lab in his home and distributing them to the community. We intercepted a couple of his loads and doing surveillance of who he was selling to."
Police said Sherratt was selling to people in the community including local bodybuilders. He also had an extensive internet-based clientele, Bairett said.
"He had a price list that he was e-mailing to all of his clients. He'd say ‘Fourth of July sale' for this time period only," he said.
Drug task force agents seized Sherratt's computers and were investigating rumors that college athletes may have also been buyers, authorities said. At Sherratt's home, Bairett said they also seized testosterone, Cialis and Viagra, and "something they inject in horses."
The drug task force estimates that some of the merchandise is worth more than $200,000. Sherratt, 28, was booked into the Iron County Jail on investigation of possession of a clandestine lab, possession of narcotics, and distribution of a controlled substance. Formal charges are pending, authorities said.
The task force said it is possible the case could be handed over to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah to prosecute on a federal level.