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Nathan De Asha Pleads Guilty To Illegal Distribution Of Steroids

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Britain's current top bodybuilder has admitted to dealing illegal anabolic steroids. Liverpool based Nathan De Asha, sent a package of the Class C drugs through the mail to a gym in North Devon in 2017. The steroids were found when police raided the Pain and Gain gym in Barnstaple in August 2017 while investigating an unrelated drugs case.

A sender’s address on a package led the police to trace a parcel containing steroids back to Nathan alerting their colleagues in Liverpool where De Asha runs his own body building studio. The bodybuilder is a director of the Prophecy Performance centre, a gym in the Viscount Centre in Liverpool, with registered offices in the city’s famous Penny Lane.

De Asha, of Grange Lane, Gateacre, Liverpool appeared at Exeter Crown Court by video link from Liverpool Crown Court on Friday. He pleaded guilty to a single count in the supply of Class C steroids between March 1 and August 24, 2017.

Judge David Evans adjourned his sentence until after the trial of the owners of the Pain and Gain gym, which is due to take place next week at Exeter Crown Court. He released De Asha on bail and ordered a probation pre-sentence report. Judge Evans stated: 

“I need to let Mr. De Asha know that all options, including custody, will remain open.”

Richard Green, aged 48, of King Edward Street, Barnstaple, and his wife Georgina, aged 41, of the same address, deny other drug related offences. He denies possession of cocaine and MDMA (ecstasy) and she denies possession of criminal property.

All this being said, where does this leave De Asha in terms of competing at the 2019 Olympia. Well we don’t know as he may not be allowed to cross the border into the U.S.A. or may be incarcerated for a period of time which into the Olympia. Ultimately, his fate is in Judge Evans' hands 



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