There's only one solution: start taking steroids.
Seriously though, it's ridiculous for athletes to cheat at an amateur level. If you are going to win/be paid a decent amount of money or there is some real "prestige" (Olympics for example) then I can understand the desire to cheat. But powerlifting is unique in that you have the option of competing untested in federations other than the IPF that are arguably just as prestigious. There is also no money to be made from competing in the IPF. In fact, the USPA US open a few months back had the largest payout in PL history ($40,000) and was untested.
In the OP's case, it sounds like he just wanted to do a meet and what was available was IPF-affiliated. I don't really hold it against him, unless he was planning on carrying bags of urine with him and setting some records.