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Supplement manufacturer probed

7/24/2009

The investigator who led the BALCO probe has taken aim at a San Francisco-area supplement manufacturer, claiming the products they sell are laced with designer steroids.

Authorities filed a search warrant under seal Tuesday in federal court to raid the home of American Cellular Labs CEO Maurice Sandoval and a Max Muscle supplement store he's associated with for evidence the company sells steroids under the guise of a supplement.

The court documents were made available to the public Thursday.

In an affidavit, Jeff Novitzky, special agent for the Food and Drug Administration, said the company's products Tren Xtreme and Mass Extreme contained designer steroids "Tren" and "Madol," which were identified during the investigation into the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative.