>Operation Raw Deal target gets three years for Compton based underground steroid lab.

>A man prosecutors say manufactured steroids at one of the largest underground steroid labs ever found in the United States and sold them on the Internet was sentenced on Monday to three years in federal prison.

Warren Abramson, 33, pleaded guilty in January to five counts of possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, maintaining a drug-related premises and possessing unregistered firearm silencers.

Abramson was indicted by a federal grand jury last June on charges stemming from a 2007 raid of his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, where authorities say they uncovered a clandestine steroid lab and made one of the largest steroid seizures in U.S. history.

Investigators found more than 6.5 kilograms (14.3 pounds) of anabolic steroids, which translates into more than a quarter million doses, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.

Also found were numerous firearms, three silencers and thousands of rounds of ammunition, Mrozek said.

Mrozek said Abramson remained a fugitive following the indictment, until he was arrested in Las Vegas in September while attempting to purchase firearms.

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