Just in, moments ago (now hours ago), Sylvester Stallone was charged with the importation of performance and image enhancing drugs in an Australian court. TMZ looks to beat the crowd. 48 vials of HGH. The Nation feels younger just thinking about that much HGH. USA Today story here.
According to Australian authorities, the 60-year-old action star, who did not appear in court, was caught at Sydney Airport with several vials of a steroid known as hGH (human growth hormone), during a random baggage check. Customs officials claim they found a total of 48 vials of the steroid after they raided Stallone's Sydney hotel room, limousine and private jet.
Stallone will be required to enter a plea on April 24. If found guilty, he faces a maximum fine of $22,000 American.
Stallone brought in Jintropin, brand of rHGH, according to court documents.
The maximum penalty for bringing it into Australia illegally is a fine of $86,000 and five years in prison. Stallone is unlikely to face the maximum penalty.
The case was adjourned until April 24, when Stallone's lawyers will be asked to enter a plea on his behalf.
We battled ourselves with the headline. HGH isn't a steroid, but the word 'steroid' means performance enhancing drug to some. Should we propagate this misuse or not?
We really need to write a comprehensive article on Stallone (movie personalties) and the use of appearance enhancing drugs like HGH....working on it! As pointed out by the Common Voice, and in this post, Stallone owns a supplement company...Instone. Wonder if they put HGH in the supplements?