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Two indicted in steroid scheme

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WARREN, Ohio - Two men are indicted on several counts for their roles in an online steroid scheme.

It was a typical follow up to a break-in last December, when Bazetta Township police and undercover officers found what appeared to be a workshop inside a storage unit that were stocked with performance enhancing drugs.

TAG law enforcement officials obtained a search warrant and removed items from the E-Z Storage unit off of Bazetta Road shortly after. 

They removed empty and full vials, pills, needles, boxes and a paper list containing names, their birth dates and social security numbers.

To learn more about what the unit was being used for, authorities traced a package addressed to an individual in Niles to meet their first suspect-- Randy McCale. 

McCale worked at Global Fitness off of Elm Road for three years at the front desk where he often sold memberships.

He told authorities he was paid by Joseph Stiver, 22, of Bazetta, to provide him with a list of clients from the gym. 

Stiver is accused of running an internet steroid business known as "Mutagenic". Authorities say he used the gym's client's names and personal information to set up PayPal accounts to launder money.

McCale told TAG he was hired by Stiver to handle package deliveries and pick ups. 

McCale was indicted on six counts including complicity to engage in a patter of corrupt activity and identity fraud. He appeared in Trumbull County Common Pleas court for his arraignment Tuesday, where his bond was set at $25,000.

A search at Stivers home turned up steroids and almost $175,000. Stiver was indicted on 17 counts, including engaging in a patter of corrupt activity, trafficking drugs, identity fraud and tampering with evidence.
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