COPS IN STEROID CLAIM – Monday March 25 2013

– An anti-ageing clinic operator linked to the drugs in sport controversy has been accused of trafficking steroids with police officers.
The Herald Sun can reveal that a serving police officer has been accused of dealing in steroids with Derek Bartolo, Shane Charter’s former business partner.
Convicted drug dealer Charter is the biochemist believed to have supplied supplements to an Essendon football club staffer.
Charter gave nutritional advice to various football players, including James Hird, Scott West and Luke Darcy, before he was charged with drug trafficking in 2004 as part of Victoria Police’s Operation Macer.
Bartolo, 44, one of Charter’s former business partners, is accused of trafficking testosterone with a Victoria Police officer.
Bartolo worked closely with Charter for several years before a bitter falling out in mid-2012, according to business records and individuals who know both men.
Bartolo is accused of trafficking the testosterone-related substance Sustanon 250 with Senior Constable Dale Andrew Paterson.
Paterson, believed to have been a client of Bartolo’s, has been stood down from the force as he fights the charges.
Ethical Standards Department detectives have charged them both with one count of trafficking testosterone last April and further counts of possessing a range of bodybuilding steroids.
Another police officer was also charged as part of that operation.
Paterson’s lawyer did not return the Herald Sun’s call, and Mr Bartolo refused to comment.
Industry figures believe Bandidos bikie gang members source performance-enhancing drugs from individuals linked to the drugs in sport controversy.
They believe performance-enhancing substances have been imported to Australia as freeze-dried powder and reconstituted here.
They say drugs have also been brought into Australia legitimately on research and development permits.
The Australian Crime Commission report released last month said that organised crime networks were distributing performance-enhancing peptides to elite athletes.
These networks were also involved in the distribution of steroids, the report said.
Some supplements retailers were identified as selling both legal and prohibited substances.
“The ACC has identified a number of retail and online sports supplement stores that also sell substances which are prohibited by WADA, prescription-only medicines and prohibited imports,” ACC executive director Paul Jevtovic said.
He said there was no evidence of police facilitating the flow of steroids between athletes and the underworld – Carly Crawford & James Dowling


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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