October 23, 2014
Prison worker illegally dealing in anabolic steroids given suspended jail sentence
A prison service employee was caught illegally dealing in anabolic steroids and offering to supply cannabis, a court heard. Police officers founds a stash of hundreds of various steroid tablets, worth £2,350, when they raided Guy Spencer’s home in Bayliss Close, in Quorn, last November. They also seized about £65 worth of cannabis as well as £945 in cash – which was confiscated by the court. They found references to steroid dealings on his mobile phone and one offer to supply cannabis, said Victoria Rose, prosecuting.
She said: ” It was his operation and he was dealing to his friends.“He’d buy steroids in bulk and make a profit.” Leicester Crown Court was told that following his arrest Spencer, 28, lost his job as an operational support grade employee for the prison service, based at Glen Parva young offenders’ institution. There was no suggestion his offending was in any way connected to his job. Judge Nicholas Dean QC said: “This was low level dealing to friends and acquaintances at the gym. “These steroids were class C drugs, not hard drugs, but nevertheless that sort of dealing is unlawful and serious and you recognise that. “You have a background that would have informed you what you were doing was wrong. “You’ve lost your good name and rightly consider you’ve brought shame on your family. “I accept that you’ve since devoted much of your time helping others.” He was given a six month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, and was ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work. Spencer pleaded guilty to possessing anabolic steroids with intent to supply them, namely oxymetholone, oxandrolone, methandrostenolone, testosterone, boldenone and nandrolone. He also admitted one count of offering to supply cannabis, via a text message. The court heard that boxes of the steroids containing about 1,800 tablets were seized by the police, along with scales and plastic bags. A confiscation order for £3,375 was made against Spencer under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Philip Gibbs, mitigating, said: “He wanted to emulate his father, who’s still in the (prison) service. “He knew what he’d done would embarrass the prison service. “He’s done wrong and paid a price. “He lost his job and is rebuilding his life.” Spencer now helps people “to rehabilitate themselves” at a hostel for young people in Loughborough. Read more: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Prison-worker-illegally-dealing-anabolic-steroids/story-23088386-detail/story.html#ixzz3GzrSdy00