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Police: Liquid heroin, steroids found in Friendswood home

by Michelle Homer

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 27 at 11:03 AM

FRIENDSWOOD - Friendswood Police serving a probation violation warrant say they found drugs in steroids in the suspect's home.
Police served the warrant Tuesday, July 7 at a residence in the 1500 block of Windsor Drive in Regency Estates.
The suspect, 23-year-old Joseph David Bender, was caught with a vial of liquid heroin and a dozen Vicodin pills, according to police.

During a sweep of the house, officers observed another vial which later tested positive for heroin.
The homeowner signed a consent to search allowing officers to perform a more thorough search of the residence.
The subsequent search turned up approximately $3,000 in cash, several vials of liquid steroids and six grams of black tar heroin, police said.
Bender was jailed on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. The charge is a second degree felony with a $150,000 bond. The probation violation warrant carried no bond.
Bender was convicted in Harris County District Court in January 2009 for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Friendswood Police say he caught with more than 77 grams of black tar heroin in May. The probation violation warrant was linked to his May 6 arrest.