The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on Oct. 5 the seizure of more than $250,000 worth of steroids in Halifax.
The CBSA Criminal Investigations Division charged Halifax resident Greg Doucette, 37, with possessing, smuggling, importing, trafficking and distributing steroids under the Customs Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
The charges are for offences that occurred between 2010 and 2012.
Doucette is a longtime bodybuilding champion who grew up in Yarmouth and now lives in Halifax. He most recently won firsts at the 2012 NBPFA Atlantic Classic Bodybuilding, Figure & Model Championships and the 2012 NSABBA Provincial Championships.
The investigation started after the steroids were intercepted in multiple postal seizures by border services officers at the CBSA Vancouver International Mail center.
The packages were all destined for Halifax. CBSA in Halifax searched the individual's residence, vehicle, and a storage locker all of which were located in Halifax resulting in the seizure of $23,000 in cash and an estimated $250,000 in steroids and steroid distribution materials.
"Thanks to the excellent work of border services officers and our investigators, thousands of single doses of this kind of illegal and very dangerous drug will not be distributed across the country," said Andrew LeFrank, CBSA regional director general, Atlantic region.
"CBSA is committed to protecting our communities and keeping drugs out of our country and off our streets."
Doucette is next scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 10.