Sunday 27 May 2018

Bodybuilder accused of supplying €100,000 of mail order steroids

Defence counsel Aisling Kelly said that a guilty plea was being entered in respect of five of charges (Stock image)
Defence counsel Aisling Kelly said that a guilty plea was being entered in respect of five of charges (Stock image)

Tom Tuite

A Dublin bodybuilder is facing trial accused of illegally supplying €100,000 worth of anabolic steroids and a Viagra-like product by mail order.

Hans Vogel, with an address at an apartment in Cameron Court, Cork Street, Dublin 8, is facing 18 charges under the Irish Medicine Boards Act in connection with the alleged sale of prescription-only medications.

The case follows an investigation by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) which is responsible for regulating medicinal and health products in Ireland.

It was alleged that on May 26, 2015, at an apartment in Cameron Court he kept for supply a product called ENA, containing testosterone.

It was also alleged he had Enanthate and Sildamax - a Viagra like product - containing Sildenafil, along with a number of other substances.

Mr Vogel allegedly placed these products on the market without authorisation and permitted the use of his premises for the receipt, collection and transmission of orders or correspondence in connection with the supply of the products by mail order on May 26, 2015.

Defence counsel Aisling Kelly said that a guilty plea was being entered in respect of five of the charges.

A hearing date on the remaining charges, which are being contested, was sought.

Irish Independent

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