The Canada Border Services Agency says a Halifax man has been fined $50,000 for smuggling and distributing anabolic steroids.
Greg Austin Doucette was sentenced in Halifax provincial court on three charges under the Customs Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Doucette was also handed a 20-month conditional sentence and one year of probation.
Border officials seize $250K worth of steroids
The agency says Doucette must also forfeit all materials and cash seized by officers.
The investigation began in July 2010 when border officers at a mail centre in Vancouver intercepted several shipments of steroids destined for Halifax.
During a subsequent search of Doucette’s property, officers seized $23,000 in cash, more than $250,000 worth in steroids and steroid distribution materials and 56 envelopes containing raw testosterone powder.
Doucette, who was charged in October 2012, is a high-profile body builder. According to the Nova Scotia Amateur Body Building Association’s website, Doucette most recently placed first in the men’s heavyweight category in 2012.