Nova Scotia

Border officials seize $250K worth of steroids

A Halifax man is facing drug-related charges after more than $250,000 worth of steroids was seized, the Canada Border Services Agency announced Friday.

Man has a high profile in the bodybuilding scene

A Halifax man with a high profile in the bodybuilding scene is facing drug-related charges after more than $250,000 worth of steroids was seized, the Canada Border Services Agency announced Friday.

Greg Austin Doucette, 37,  is charged with possessing, smuggling, importing, trafficking and distributing steroids under the Customs Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, for offences that allegedly occurred between 2010 and 2012.

The Canada Border Services Agency alleges that Doucette was repackaging and selling the steroids under a fake brand name, Cipher Farm.  They said other drugs were packaged under counterfeit Cialis and Viagra labels.

The agency said the investigation started when steroids were shipped through Vancouver from Thailand, China and the Philippines over a two year period.

The packages were all destined for Halifax.

Officers in Halifax then searched the man's residence, vehicle and storage locker and seized $23,000 in cash and approximately $250,000 in steroids and items used to distribute steroids.

"Thanks to the excellent work of border services officers and our investigators, thousands of single doses of this kind of illegal and very dangerous drug will not be distributed across the country," Andrew LeFrank, the regional director of the Canada Border Services Agency, said in a statement.

"CBSA is committed to protecting our communities and keeping drugs out of our country and off our streets."

Doucette will appear in a Halifax provincial court on Oct. 10.

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