Lebanon correctional officers indicted for trafficking, manufacturing steroids

Anthony Conn
Anthony Conn

LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - Two supervisors at the Lebanon Correctional Institute have been indicted following a nine month investigation into trafficking and manufacturing illegal anabolic steroids.

Anthony Conn, 41, and Brian Bendel, 43, were arrested on Monday morning. Officials say that both have been charged with trafficking of the drugs occurring outside of the prison walls. Police say that both Conn and Bendel have been correctional officers for 19 years.

Police say that Conn, of Miamisburg Ohio, was also involved in the manufacture of the drugs. He has been charged with 32 counts of trafficking in drugs, 15 counts of illegal possession of drugs, one count of permitting drug abuse, one count of illegal manufacture of drugs and endangering children.

Conn is being held in the Warren County Jail.

Bendel, of Somerville, Ohio, has been charged with 13 counts of illegal possession of drugs, six counts of trafficking drugs, permitting drug abuse and funding of drug trafficking.

Bendel is being held in the Preble County Jail.

Police say that the investigation is continuing with additional arrests forthcoming.

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