PT jailed for selling unlicensed steroids and drugs online
A London personal trainer was sentenced today at Harrow Crown Court to 31 months in jail for selling and providing unlicensed and prescription drugs, as well as anabolic steroids, which are classified as Class C in under the drug diversion regulations. Neil Hone was also convicted of money laundering of around £ 80,000.
The charges came after the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) investigated the activities of a website, operated by Hone, which offered drugs and drugs for sale.
The investigation also identified a bank account in which the proceeds of the criminal operation were laundered.
When questioned, Hone declined to comment on the results and his connection to the website. He subsequently pleaded guilty to the charges.
Medicines that do not hold a Marketing Authorization (a license that allows legal sale and supply) cannot be guaranteed to meet the quality and safety standards demanded in the UK and may harm your health. . Anabolic steroids are known to be abused by bodybuilders and are controlled by drug diversion legislation.
Andy Morling, head of the law enforcement group at the MHRA, said:
It is a serious criminal offense and a danger to the public to sell unlicensed or prescription drugs in this manner.
If a medicine is not authorized, there is no guarantee that it meets the standards for quality, safety and efficacy required in the UK. This can endanger the health and well-being of those who take them.
Prescription drugs are strong and should only be taken under medical supervision.
We work closely with regulatory and law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those involved in the illegal sale of prescription and unlicensed drugs.
If you believe that you have been offered a medicine illegally or have information about suspected or known illegal trade in medicines, please contact the MHRA.
Neil Hone (Date of birth: 10/10/1975) is from Flat 2, 223 Hendon Way, London and claims to be a personal trainer.
The Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK. All of our work is backed by solid, factual judgments to ensure that the benefits justify any risk.
The Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency has three centers. The MHRA, the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). The agency is an executive agency of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.
If you believe that you have been offered a drug illegally or have information about suspected or known illegal transactions with drugs, please contact us, the MHRA, on 020 3080 6330 (weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or outside opening hours on 07795 825 727. Or send us an e-mail at