[i]IFBB Pro Irene Andersen Cleared of Steroid Distribution Charges in Swedish Muscle Profiling Case
Swedish police have exonerated IFBB pro bodybuilder Irene Andersen of steroid distribution charges. A May 6, 2009 news story published by the Swedish newspaper Expressen.se hadÂ implicated Andersen in the possession of anabolic steroids with the intent to resale and distribute. The Swedish newspaper has since admitted to Andersen?s attorney that the sole basis of this allegation was based on a single confidential female source. The source has since been discredited and appears to have been motivated by a personal vendetta against Andersen.
MESO-Rx has obtained police documents confirming that Irene Andersen was NOT involved in steroid distribution. Irene Andersen was interrogated by police in Sweden during a series of steroid raids during the week of April 20th, 2009. Police interrogated twelveÂ top Swedish bodybuilders, including at least twoÂ IFBB pro bodybuilders, during an exploratory investigation into steroid distribution in the region.
The raids were not based on any evidence of steroid distribution but primarily on ?muscle profiling?. Swedish police targeted bodybuilders for suspicion of distribution based on physical appearance.Â The raids did not result in any distribution charges among those interrogated; Swedish police only discovered personal use quantities of steroids for bodybuilding purposes.
GÃ¶teborg police confiscated small quantities of bodybuilding supplements including ephedrine and clenbuterol, consistent with personal use, from the home of Irene Andersen. All supplements were subsequently returned to Andersen except for a single vial of Winstrol (stanozolol).Â Anderson was fined approximately USD $200 as the penalties for personal possession of anabolic steroids in Sweden is comparatively low.[/i]
Okay, obviously IFBB pros take steroids, but after the incident with Toney Freeman last week, I thought this write up was especially interesting. The BBer in question, as well as several others were all found to have in their possession enough for what is considered personal use, but as usual, (law enforcement trying to push charges as far and with as many as they can), they try for a distribution charge. This line in particular stood out to me:
"The raids were not based on any evidence of steroid distribution but primarily on â??muscle profiling"
Really?! Muscle Profiling?! I'm not quite sure what to think about this...