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Muscle man jailed after cops suspect steroids

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Muscle man jailed after cops suspect steroids
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09:12 CEST+02:00
After seeing a man on the street they considered "unusually large", police in Malmö suspected the man had been doping and investigated his apartment - confirming their suspicions.

Police in Malmö, southern Sweden, asked the muscly man on the street if he had been taking performance enhancing drugs.

The man evaded the questions, prompting police to search his apartment.

There, police found nearly 20,000 pills of various kinds and multiple bottles containing performance enhancing drugs, local paper Skånska Dagbladet reported. 

The man has confessed to using several of the compounds, but claimed he had never intended to sell them. However, 150,000 kronor ($21,000) in cash and packaging materials in the apartment led the court to believe otherwise. 

The man's text messages also revealed he had been in contact with people wanting to purchase dope.

A woman also lived in the two-room apartment, and claimed she was aware of the substances in her home but denied any involvement. The court has now sentenced the man to one year and nine months in jail, and the woman to one year and six months. 

Earlier this year police in Lund dragged another muscular man in for steroid testing, but got their knuckles rapped by the Justice Ombudsman (Justititeombudsmannen - JO), which said that big muscles are not adequate grounds for arrest.

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