NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Large amounts of illegal steroids and cocaine were seized in raids at two houses here by Niagara Regional Police detectives aided by officers of the Intelligence Unit and Morality Unit.

Taken into custody at one home was Luigi Vescio, 39, of Vaughan. At a second home, also not identified by authorities, officers arrested Joseph Vincent, 33, of this city.

Vescio was charged with possession of steroids for the purpose of trafficking. He was being held pending a bail hearing. Vincent is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime and possession of a prohibited weapon. He was released pending court proceedings.

During the raids a large quantity of steroids were allegedly seized with Vescio’s arrest. With the arrest of Vincent officers seized more than 85 grams of alleged cocaine valued at $8500, a small quantity of cash and a stun gun, investigators said.