Man charged with manufacturing, distributing steroids

Brett T. Burton

Authorities have charged a Tennessee man with a series of offenses, including the manufacturing and distribution of anabolic steroids, after finding a litany of drugs, precursors and paraphernalia in his vehicle, according to a search warrant.

The charges came from a traffic stop Nov. 7 in which State Trooper D.A. Mauck stopped Brett T. Burton of Knoxville, Tennessee, for driving 113 mph in a 70-mph zone on Interstate 81 near mile marker 289 near Woodstock.

The search warrant states the arresting officer charged Burton with driving while under the influence before searching the vehicle.

“An inventory search for the vehicle revealed a box of glass vials and plastic tubing,” the warrant states. “A large plastic trash bag containing several gallon bags of pill capsules was also found.”

Other seized items include 16 bags of glass vials filled with an unknown liquid, 11 bags of an unknown white powder, two bags of an unknown crystalline powder, a medical mask, a digital scale, lab equipment, a pressure cooker, six bottles of Letrozole, hypodermic syringes, a gallon jug of MCT oil, 128 ounces of benzyl alcohol, a gallon jug of benzyl benzoate, a manila folder with lab notes, and a lengthy list of other related items.

According to case information from the Shenandoah County General District Court, Burton has been charged with a DUI, driving with an open container, manufacturing a controlled substance, transporting drugs into Virginia, the manufacturing and distribution of anabolic steroids, possession of marijuana, the unauthorized possession of drug paraphernalia, and reckless driving.

Burton is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court for a preliminary hearing at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 27.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com.