Rushville makes sizable steroid bust


RUSHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Police converged in Rushville Tuesday for what law enforcement says could be the largest anabolic steroid bust Indiana has ever seen.

Rushville Police Department was working with the Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Postal Inspector Service and the Rush County Sheriff’s Office on the bust.

Sh-starkey As of Tuesday afternoon, police arrested David E. Starkey, 39, and his wife Holly Starkey, 34. David is charged with dealing a controlled substance. Charges for Holly were still pending on Tuesday evening. Officials said as the investigation continued, more arrests would be possible.

Authorities uncovered a lab of sorts that was creating the substance. Raw steroids were seized from the home east of Rushville.

“It is dangerous,” Rushville Police Chief Craig Tucker said of the lab. “There is always a potential for danger, but it’s not as Sd-starkeydangerous as a meth lab.”

David Starkey had no criminal history in Rush County, authorities said.

Many details were unavailable Tuesday, as it was still early on in the investigation. Neighbors said it is a quiet area. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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