Tallaght-based gym instructor to face trial over supplying steroids

Tallaght-based gym instructor to face trial over supplying steroids

A GYM instructor is facing trial accused of illegally supplying steroids.

Agris Bremsits with an address at Alderwood Green, Springfield, Tallaght, Dublin is being prosecuted by the Health Product Regulatory Authority (HPRA), a medicines watchdog agency.

He is charged that at his address he introduced into the State testosterone enanthanate knowing it was a falsified medical product in November last year. He also has a charge that alleges on Dec. 15 last he introduced into the State another medicinal product called Proviron.

He is accused of unlawfully supplying a prescription only medicinal product, testosterone, which allegedly occurred at a fast food restaurant in Tallaght on Sept. 25 2015.

He also has further charges under the laws regulating medicinal products.

Defence counsel Matthew Holmes told Judge John Brennan at Dublin District Court that he was seeking an adjournment until a date in September. He said this was to allow time for the prosecution to comply with an order for disclosure of evidence to the defence.

He said his client, who did not address the court, works as a gym instructor. His client has not yet indicated how he will plead.

Judge Brennan granted legal aid.