A Lawrenceburg couple were arrested on numerous charges related to the manufacturing, sale and delivery of controlled substances after a steroid manufacturing laboratory was discovered inside their home in a Hidden Valley subdivision, according to an Indiana State Police press release.
The investigation began in February when law enforcement intercepted a package containing chemical compounds commonly associated with the manufacture of steroids. That package was set to be delivered to a residence in Cincinnati. Law enforcement later determined the package was ultimately set to be delivered from the Ohio residence to Nicholas Gilbertson, 35, and Cori Gilbertson, 34, who live on Brookridge Circle Drive, Lawrenceburg.
Due to the Gilbertsons living in Indiana, the ISP began an investigation. Investigators gained additional information and ultimately served a search warrant on the Gilbertsons residence March 4. During the execution of the search warrant, troopers located a hidden room concealed behind a bookcase. The room contained a sophisticated steroid manufacturing operation, which included a ventilation system. Troopers located numerous items including chemicals, which are believed to be associated with the manufacturing of steroids. They located about 25,000 pills or capsules that had been prepared for distribution.
Additional information was gathered, which indicated that Nicholas and Cori Gilbertson were often paid with bitcoins and often distributed nearly $80,000 worth of controlled substances (steroids) per month since they were engaged in the operation.
Nicholas and Cori Gilbertson were arrested June 10 on numerous charges of dealing controlled substances, possession of a legend drug and maintaining a common nuisance.
Both were incarcerated at the Dearborn County Jail pending their court appearances in Dearborn County Circuit Court.
Also assisting in the investigation were the ISP Drug Enforcement Section and Clandestine Laboratory Team; Hamilton County, Ohio DART; United States Postal Service; Department of Homeland Security; and National Guard Civil Support Services.