MAY 12, 1997

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Woodinville man charged in steroid sale

steroid sale The King County Prosecutor's Office has charged 22-year-old Trevor Crandall of Woodinville with the selling of steroids. According to charging papers, the defendant sold the drugs to a confidential informant over a two-month period.
   Crandall and two other men were arrested after police launched an undercover investigation using a confidential informant to buy drugs from the men. The informant allegedly made three separate steroid buys from Crandall between February and April at Crandall's home in the 15600 block of NE 195th Street, and one other buy at a Woodinville restaurant in the same time period.
   The informant's first buy was allegedly made Feb. 12 when the informant purchased 250 tablets of suspected steroids for $300. The Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory confirmed the tablets were Methandrostenolone, a controlled substance.
   A second buy was made after the informant complained about the quality of the steroids, Feb. 28. Crandall allegedly supplied the informant with 50 more tablets suspected of being steroids. On Mar. 28, the informant arranged to purchase liquid steroids for $100, and on April 7, liquid steroids were allegedly purchased for $75 at Crandall's home.
   Police executed a search warrant on the residence April 14, finding several bottles of suspected liquid steroids, vials of powders, syringes, and a large amount of cash in Crandall's bedroom.
   Crandall was arraigned on the charges May 13. Two other men who were arrested for sales of marijuana and steroids during the investigation have yet to be charged, according to King County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Dan Donohoe.