Steroid bust in Ventura nets guns, pills, cash
August 4th, 2018
A Ventura man who allegedly sold illegal steroids had multiple guns, including an assault-style rifle and high-capacity magazines, a large stash of cash and 1,600 illegal pills on hand, authorities allege.
Dustin Kirn, 29, of Ventura, was arrested on suspicion of illegal steroid sales. Here's a look at how the bust went down. Steve Byerly, Ventura County Star
Dustin Kirn, 29, was arrested Friday afternoon after an investigation by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office into illegal steroid sales.
Kirn was stopped by a deputy around 1:10 p.m. Friday while driving in the vicinity of Spinnaker and Navigator drives, near the entrance to Ventura Harbor off Harbor Boulevard. During a search of his vehicle, detectives found two loaded handguns, authorities reported Saturday.
Authorities served search warrants at Kirn’s business and home. At the business site in the 2000 block of Palma Drive, east of Telephone Road on the south side of Highway 101, detectives seized a “significant amount” of illegal steroids, a loaded handgun, cash and evidence related to steroid sales, authorities allege. At Kirn’s home in the 10000 block of Orange Circle, north of Telegraph Road near Wells Road, authorities reportedly seized more steroids, cash, handguns and rifles.
Detectives ultimately confiscated more than 100 vials and 1,600 pills of illegal steroids, five handguns, a shotgun, an assault-style rifle, ammunition and “numerous” high-capacity magazines, authorities reported. One of the magazines was a so-called double drum with a 100-round capacity, authorities said. Officials also seized a large amount of cash they believe was from steroid sales.
Kirn was arrested on suspicion of sale of a controlled substance, with additional charges pending, authorities reported. He was booked into Ventura County jail and posted bail of $50,000, authorities said.
Detectives from the sheriff’s east county street team and pharmaceutical unit and the Camarillo police special enforcement detail took part in the operation.