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Man arrested for trafficking steroids

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

A call from the Department of Homeland Security led police in Williamsburg to arrest a man for drug trafficking.

Police say a package of anabolic steroids was intercepted in Anchorage, Alaska, but the drugs were shipped from an address even farther away.

Williamsburg Police are used to dealing with drug trafficking, especially prescription pills, but their latest arrest Was little more unusual.

A package shipped all the way from Thailand containing $10,000 worth of anabolic steroids did not make it to Mike Aggie in Whitley County where it was addressed to.

Instead the Department of Homeland Security caught the package in Anchorage, Alaska and asked the Williamsburg Police Department for assistance.

Police made a controlled delivery to the address where they say Mehradad Aghamiri accepted the package.

Police say he used an alias to ship the steroids, and now he is facing charges for something police say is uncommon in this area.

"What we see here mostly is pills, and what we see is people going to other states and have it shipped back UPS or FedEx. But, it is very uncommon to run into something like this where someone has ordered steroids from another country, and they are being shipped in," said Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird.

Police are not quite sure what the alleged trafficker intended to do with the steroids.

We did try to contact Aghamiri, but a friend told us he did not want to comment.

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