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Charged with Importing Steroids

Down Under

3/12/2007 7:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0312_sylvester_stallone_bn-1Just moments ago, Sylvester Stallone was officially charged with illegally importing performance and image enhancing drugs in a Sydney courtroom, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

According to Australian authorities, the 60-year-old action star, who did not appear in court, was caught at Sydney Airport with several vials of a steroid known as hGH (human growth hormone), during a random baggage check. Customs officials claim they found a total of 48 vials of the steroid after they raided Stallone's Sydney hotel room, limousine and private jet.

Stallone will be required to enter a plea on April 24. If found guilty, he faces a maximum fine of $22,000 Austrailian.

According to, "Bodybuilders may illicitly self-administer hGH to improve size and strength, usually by subcutaneous injection into the lower abdomen." HGH has also "become a popular but expensive medication prescribed in anti-aging therapies."

Stallone was visiting Australia in February to promote his latest film "Rocky Balboa. Calls to Sly's rep were not immediately returned.

Reps for Stallone had no comment.


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angie k    

Is anyone surprised??.......... REALYY??!!!! I have a seven year old son that wants me to buy him weights because he see's guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, and Sly, ect.. and wants to be BIG just like them! Cuz they're strong!! At AGE 7, I had to explaine to him that most, if not all of those guys got that way by CHEATING!!! I want him to know if he decides to lift weights {when he gets older, of course} that Steroids are deadly. It's sad our kids idolize these guys and the realality is, they're FAKE!!!!

2746 days ago


I really dislike Sly. I was watching part of Rocky IV last night, and it reminded me of all the crap movies he's done. He's actually got some talent (the first Rocky, First Blood, FIST), but, man, he's a joke now. He took too many easy paychecks. Now he's taking HGH. Ugh....

2746 days ago


Stallone's nutrition company didn't pay all of the 2006 contest winners, and now he is in trouble in Australia? Adrienne, Help!!!

2746 days ago


HGH is not a steroid.It's a major pituitary hormone,that can become deficient in the body as it ages.If it was prescribed by a licensed physician,there's no story here.

2746 days ago

george vieto    

Maybe a member of his entourage planted the stuff in his luggage or the Aussies are not Rocky fans or maybe Sylvester said he was more popular than the late Steve Irwin. Innocent until proven guilty.

2746 days ago


Heck! This guy is OLD! OLD is OLD STALLONE=quit trying to recapture your YOUTH!=its GONE! A YOUNG wife,and,little kids at your age=it AGED you- NOT helped you man! Get out your wheelchair and LIVE with it!LMAO.Let Jennifer push it til you croak.Between your money and hers she will have no trouble finding a replacement!(man)

2746 days ago


The bozo would've known the risk of trying to get in here with that stuff, and anyway the fucking movies been made so WTF didn't he just leave that crap back at home like steroids were going to make much of a difference anyway. Aussie customs officers are really strict, he should've been arrested or at least sent home, in fact anyone else would have so why wasn't Stallone. We have a show here called borer security (It basically shows what happens at as people come through customs and every time someone comes in with drugs etc. they are arrested on the spot.

2746 days ago

Dr. Love    

I concur. HGH is not a steroid. What's wrong with journalism these days? Can't they get anything right?

2746 days ago


Who did your eyebrows stallone????????????????=Your mothers cosmetologist=look at his mothers pic man! JACKIE STALLONE MADEOVER! UGGGGGGGGGGGGG.

2746 days ago


What a damned idiotic thing for Sylvester Stallone to do. Unlawully dumb and unhealthy as hell.

2746 days ago


When did HGH become a steriod???? Its still illegal without a prespription, but its not much of a steriod.

2746 days ago


You can tell by looking at him that if he is taking them, they aren't doing any help. What a fat flabby old man who thinks he's hot.

2746 days ago


"anti-aging therapies"? Dude, it ain't workin'.

2746 days ago


Lenn K,

Barry Bonds was one of HUNDREDS of baseball players who were juiced. Are you saing HUNDREDS of actors are on the juice too. No wonder they all have bodies like Ahnold!!

2746 days ago

snoopy grandmother    

I never liked the guy.I saw the movie somebody up there like's me. About
Rocky Marciano,(Played by Paul Newman}.Belive me the movie Rocky is
just a poor copy.And Sly. is in no way a Rocky Marciano much less
a Paul Newman.

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