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Stallone

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 steroid.com, "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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fd    

All of you talking about how ugly he looks ur wrong!! he is in the best shape a 60 year old man can be cuz he train hard for 30 years he have been, not like some trashing him sayin hes body aint great and they dont even know whats it like in gym...respect and peace to stallone!!

1561 days ago
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funny2754    

hmm this **** looks fake to small of an article and for his reps to not have anything to say doesnt make a bit of sense.

1296 days ago
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james    

why doesn he just take Pro-10 Whey Protein like everyone else?

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