Man arrested, accused of steroid manufacturing for third time | Crime
A Millington man was arrested for the third time under accusations of manufacturing, delivering and selling anabolic steroids.
Most recently, William Lucas was arrested after attempting to buy raw steroids in a Bartlett parking lot according to the police affidavit.
A tip was received that Lucas would meet John Boykin outside of a medical manufacturer Monday.
Lucas was talking to Boykin who was still sitting in his Ford truck when officers walked up.
The officers asked if any the two were engaging in illegal activity. Boykin and Lucas denied.
When officers searched the truck they found three silver bags that contained suspected steroids, and a black canister of 68 small vials of suspected raw steroids in the form of white powder.
They were identical to the steroids that Lucas had previously been arrested with early last year.
The steroids were taken to the TBI lab where samples determined it was in fact Schedule III Anabolic Steroids.
During a recorded interview, Boykin said that Lucas would order anabolic steroids from China. Then Boykin would have the shipment delivered to his parents' house.
Agents also recorded text messages exchanged between Boykin and Lucas.
Boykin provided agents with the shipping packages that raw steroids from China had been shipped in. He also gave them shipping receipts that were as high as $1,692.
During a video taped confession in March 2012, Lucas admitted he ordered raw anabolic steroid powder from China and manufactured the powder in both vials and capsules.
Lucas, 29, was arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to manufacture, deliver, and distribute anabolic steroids.