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Thousand Oaks - Task Force Arrests Steroid Dealer
5/28/2014 10:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident: 

Steroid Dealer Arrested in Thousand Oaks

Report Number: 



Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time:

May 23, 2014

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit


(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Eric Schneeman


Newbury Park, CA



The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit arrested Eric Schneeman on May 23, 2014,


for sales, and possession for sales, of a large amount of steroids. Investigators conducted a month long investigation into Schneeman after they learned he was dealing steroids in the east county area of Ventura County. The investigation also revealed Schneeman was mailing steroids to out of state customers in addition to personally delivering to his local clientele. A search warrant was served at Schneeman's residence in the 1300 block of Ramona Drive, Newbury Park where thousands of pills and over 50 vials of various steroids were seized. A large amount of Cialis and Viagra was also recovered at Schneeman's residence. In addition to the drugs, a significant amount of currency was seized from Schneeman's residence and bank accounts.     


Local law enforcement has seen a recent trend of younger and younger males using steroids to the detriment of their health. Another trend has been the pairing of steroids and opiate prescription medication.



The Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit is a task force comprised of members of law enforcement from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Simi Valley Police Department, the District Attorney's Office Bureau of Investigation, and the California Highway Patrol. The task force's main mission is combating the transfer of legal prescription medication to the illegal market. A secondary, and equally important mission, is the identification and stopping of new trends of abuse among the county's younger population set.  



Prepared by:

Sergeant Victor Fazio


Media Release Date:

May 28, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Senior Deputy Rob Davidson

(805) 947-8705



Approved by:

Captain Curt Rothschiller