September 29, 2020

Teen Extracurricular Steroid Chemistry and Marketing Experiment

Matthew Wong is not your average 17-year old high school student. He is an innovative entrepreneur,┬álacking in his legal education, who used the internet to order raw steroid powder from China to manufacture and distribute anabolic steroids in extracurricular chemistry and marketing experiments. Unlike his high school classmates, Wong has been in jail for the past two weeks socializing with Tarrant County criminals (“Steroid labs in Tarrant area are processing powder bought online,” April 23).

The arrests came after a two-month investigation prompted by a tip, Grapevine police Lt. Todd Dearing said. Matthew Wong, 17, of Grapevine was arrested April 10 on suspicion of possession of controlled substances and dangerous drugs and on suspicion of delivery of controlled substances. The charges range from state jail felonies to second-degree felonies, Dearing said. Wong remained in the Tarrant County Jail on Tuesday with bail set at $26,000.

Police say Wong sold an undercover officer steroids numerous times. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Wong most recently met the undercover officer on Feb. 21 in a restaurant parking lot, where the officer bought 21.8 grams of Oxymetholone, a strong steroid, and 19.6 grams of testosterone from Wong for $310.