Runcorn man sold illegal steroids to body builders at Hard Labour Gym in Warrington

Runcorn and Widnes World: Earlier this month Warrington Crown Court heard how a small room at Hard Labour gym was used as a ‘shop’ for the class C drug. Earlier this month Warrington Crown Court heard how a small room at Hard Labour gym was used as a ‘shop’ for the class C drug.

A BROTHER and sister have escaped a prison sentence after selling illegal steroids to professional body builders at their gym.

David and Tracey Pritchard run the Hard Labour gym on Grange Avenue, Warrington, where steroids worth £15,000 were found by police.

Earlier this month Warrington Crown Court heard how a small room there was used as a ‘shop’ for the class C drug.

Mr Pritchard, aged 43, of Partington Square, Runcorn, sold them to competitive body builders.

He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, suspended for two years, and told to do 160 hours’ unpaid work.

Mrs Pritchard, aged 48, of Epping Drive, Woolston, Warrington, would sell them to ‘anybody’, the court heard.

She was sentenced to 14 months in prison, suspended for two years, and told to do 140 hours unpaid work.

Both had pleaded guilty to possession of a class C drug with intent.

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