A 24-year-old Port St. Lucie man is facing charges regarding the possession and sale of anabolic steroids. Investigators believe the darknet to be the original source.
The 24-year-old Sean Patrick Nobel made a social media post earlier this year that advertised his inventory. Specific dates were not mentioned as to when the posts were made nor to what social networks they were made on.
TCPalm wrote that the investigation started after Nobel made a post on social media. A confidential informant worked with a St. Lucie County detective to set up a transaction between Nobel and the detective. The detective agreed to make a $230 purchase from Nobel on September 27, 2016.
In the afternoon of October 1, St. Lucie County sheriff deputies arrested Nobel after the signing of a warrant on October 31. In the Summary of Offenses and Probable Cause Affidavit, the arresting officer wrote that Nobel was detained in the driveway prior to a search of the man’s residence. The primary area of interest was the walk-in closet attached to the bedroom.
“Probably one of the larger steroid