NEW IBERIA — Authorities arrested a New Iberia man and a Youngsville woman this week after they say a search of the man’s home turned up large quantities of anabolic steroids.
Michael Mitchell, 44, of the 900 block of West Main Street, was booked Tuesday on multiple drug counts in a joint investigation by the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Ryan Turner said.
Found in Mitchell’s home were 3.4 pounds of steroids in powder form, along with 52 vials and 652 capsules of the drug, 8 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $600 cash, Turner said.
Another woman in the home — Constance Simon, 30, of the 100 block of Blaze Lane in Youngsville, was booked on counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics and drug paraphernalia possession, Turner said.
Mitchell was booked on counts of possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession and possession of money derived from drug transactions.
Mitchell and Simon were both released from Iberia Parish jail Thursday afternoon after posting bail.
Turner said federal agents continue to investigate the case.