Canadian steroid article from TheRecord.com highlights.

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And if he knew more and more young men were turning to steroids to get big in a hurry, he’d probably put them in pile driver, say friends. Police say the drug that Robertson blamed so many of his health problems on is now widely available through muscle-building websites, in local gyms, on sports teams, and at both the high school and university level.

“There’s no problem with getting steroids at the high school level. Once they can get through their contacts at the gym, I’m sure they can get it delivered to them at the schools,” said Detective Const. Jerome Codrington of the Waterloo Regional Police, who has worked on undercover operations to bust steroid dealers in gyms.

Anabolic steroids, which mimic the effects of testosterone, the male hormone, have long been a dirty word in sport. But illegal steroid use stretches far beyond elite pro athletes, into universities and high schools, and into casual users. Some studies suggest the biggest users of steroids aren’t elite athletes at all, but average Joes looking to increase their attractiveness, not athletic performance.

It’s these kind of users — the basement body builders, the gym rats — who may be behind a spike in seizures of illegal mail-order steroids by Canada’s border officials. Last year, 1,920 courier and mail shipments were stopped at Canada’s three international mail processing centres. In 2008, the Canada Border Services Agency seized 1,624 shipments of foreign-made steroids Canadians tried to sneak into the country through the mail.

Though anabolic steroids like M1T can’t be sold in Canada without a prescription, there are plenty of foreign websites promising discreet delivery. But buyers don’t need to stray that far. Even after busting one of Canada’s largest underground steroid labs in 2008 — a counterfeit drug wholesale business run by self-taught Waterloo chemist Fernando Reis — police believe steroids may still be being made in the region.

With a credit card, an internet connection and a basic understanding of pharmacology, a dealer could easily import the raw materials and make steroids in his own kitchen, said Insp. Daryl Goetz of the Waterloo Regional Police.

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