On October 7, 2019, just after 1 Pm., 27-year-old Tanner Farr was arrested following search warrant service at his home in the 2500 block of W Granite View Circle, Prescott. Farr was found to have a complete, active illegal steroid laboratory. Farr was purchasing precursor steroid chemicals from the “Dark Net” including raw Testosterone, Nandralone, Dianabol, Anuar, Anadrol, Winstrol, Masteron and Trembolone, combining them with carrier oils such as grapeseed oil and selling them on the Dark Net and locally as his own brand ‘Augments from Odin.’ He remains in the Camp Verde Detention Center and is held without bond.
Background – Back in mid-July of this year, Farr was arrested by Partner Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) detectives after Prescott Police Officers found Farr with numerous forms of steroids along with a solution of fentanyl inside a hotel room on Sheldon Street in Prescott. He was able to post a bond for release at the end of July.
In September of this year, PANT detectives developed information that Farr intended to receive fentanyl via US Mail being shipped from Canada. On October 6, 2019, PANT detectives learned that Farr was currently in possession of illegal steroids and drugs inside his home on Granite View Circle. On October 7, 2019, PANT detectives sought and received a search warrant to investigate a potential clandestine lab inside Farr’s home.
When the search warrant was served around noon on October 7, 2019, no one was home. During the search, detectives found several hidden compartments inside tables, books and a clock, throughout the home containing illegal powders. While searching an eastern bedroom in the residence, detectives located a clandestine laboratory that Farr was using to convert numerous different steroids to mixtures in solutions for his own business. There were numerous items of scientific equipment including beakers with solutions on hot plates used to heat the solutions. Detectives also discovered (2) numerical temperature heater / magnet mixers used to heat and/or mix solutions as they are warmed, a Brother brand heat sealer, a very high dollar sterilization unit used to sterilize clean, unmarked glass vials and prepare them for solution, several hundred vial labels pre-printed, rubber caps, plastic bags, bubble mailers, un-used postal boxes, and large bags of precursor chemicals including approximately (2) pounds of uncut testosterone. Additionally, detectives seized numerous vials containing prescription only drug powder/liquids.
About an hour into the search, Farr was stopped while returning home and arrested.
His charges include Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale x 10, Possession of Prescription Only Drugs for Sale x 5, Possession of Narcotic Drugs (Fentanyl), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia x 11, Use of Electronic Device During a Drug Offense, and Using a Building to Manufacture Dangerous Drugs.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov