Pune: Man charged with selling illegal steroids to bodybuilders
Pune: A man was charged and arrested for allegedly selling drugs named mephentermine sulphate which is used as steroids illegally to bodybuilders.
Police have identified the accused as Rohan Prahlad Londhe (Sasane Nagar, Hadapsar). Acting on a tip-off, a Pune City Police Crime Branch team laid a trap and arrested the 29-year-old near Swargate. Police seized 16 bottles each carrying 10 ml of mephentermine sulphate.
Police said the confiscated drug can be given to somebody only with doctor’s prescription. This drug is used by patients suffering from low blood pressure and cardiac problems and is not allowed to be given to anybody without a prescription. Police added that in case of extreme consumption of mephentermine sulphate, a person may get addicted to it.
The police also stated that the accused neither had a licence nor a prescription to own the confiscated drug.
Police said Londhe was selling the drug without prescriptions to many body builders. Police informed the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) about the accused. Based on a complaint filed by an FDA officer, an FIR was lodged against him at the Swargate Police Station under sections 276 and 336 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
WHAT IS MEPHENTERMINE SULPHATE
Mephentermine is utilised for the maintenance of blood pressure levels in persons with low blood pressure states. It is also used to normalise blood pressure levels if the blood pressure levels drop following spinal anesthesia in patients.