The Houston Chronicle reports that over 50 people have been arrested suspected of dealing in steroids. The article does not explain if all 50 people are related or are considered to be in the same ring. It appears the Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. That certainly is a surprise. An investigation on this scale is usually conducted by the DEA, FBI, or other Federal Agency. More likely than not, there are several anonymous informants, undercover drug buys, surveillance through people’s curbside garbage, and wiretaps. My prediction is these cases will be a mess when they come to court. Experienced criminal defense lawyers will likely have a field day with this investigation. There are good people in the Sheriff’s Office, but this type of work is not what they are known for.