Bonita man arrested for manufacturing steroids

Lee Herald Favicon 16A Bonita Springs man is behind bars Wednesday for manufacturing and distributing steroids, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to a release from LCSO, a joint operation between the Highway Interdiction Unit and Homeland Security resulted in the arrest of Robert Ekland, 44, on a series of charges including possession and smuggling of drugs and manufacturing of synthetic narcotics.

A search warrant on Ekland’s home and a storage unit resulted in the seizure of 14 kilograms of steroid powder and four liters of liquid steroids on Wednesday morning, the release said. Deputies also seized 270 grams of THC wax and a half-pound of marijuana, along with cash, and a handgun and a 2014 Ford F-250.

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