British bodybuilder on trial for pharmacy robbery uses steroid addiction defense.

Posted: 2011 in anabolic steroids, andropause, bodybuilding blog, doping, hgh, human growth hormone, manopause, somatopause, steroid addiction, steroids blog

A BODYBUILDER smashed his way into a chemists and stole £2,000 worth of goods to feed his addiction – to steroids.

Muscle-bound Scott Gilbert was trapped by forensic cops who traced blood left at the scene after he broke down the door of Superdrug in Stone, Staffordshire, in December.

At Cannock Court on Friday, magistrates offered the landscape gardener, from Stoke-on-Trent, expert help in beating his three year steroid obsession.

They adjourned sentence until he has undergone a drug rehabilitation assessment, where experts will decide how best to rid him of his rare addiction.

The 23-year-old, his face tattooed, admitted burglary and a separate motoring offence. Defence solicitor Bobby Bell said: “He does not have an addiction to the usual drugs, such as heroin or cocaine.

“He has a three-year addiction to steroids, which has cost him in the region of £7,000.

“He has been out of trouble for three years, so he has not been regularly committing offences to feed this addiction. Work had dried-up and he could no longer feed this drug use through employment.”

Magistrates heard repairs and replacing stolen stock following the Superdrug raid cost £2,673.

Gilbert, who was granted conditional bail, will be sentenced on Wednesday.

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