LAWFUEL- The Law Newswire – Actor Sylvester Stallone threw vials of testosterone from his hotel window during a raid by Australian customs offices, a Sydney Court heard Tuesday. The Actor pleaded guilty Tuesday to bringing 48 vials of a banned muscle-building hormone into Australia. Lawyers for the 60-year-old star entered the plea before Sydney’s Darling Center Local Court on behalf of Stallone, who was charged with importing a banned substance.
Stallone’s lawyer, Phillip Boulten, told a Sydney court that Stallone admitted two charges of importing a prohibited substance when he arrived at Sydney airport from the United States in February on a promotional tour.
“His apology to the court is an apology in broad terms, meant to convey both to the general public, the community, and to the justice system itself, his regret,” Boulten said.
Stallone, 60, was not in the court for the hearing, during which the court was told the actor threw four vials of testosterone out of a Sydney hotel window during a later raid on his room by Customs officers. He will be sentenced on Monday, Reuters report.
Government prosecutor David Agius told the court that Stallone’s actions suggested an awareness he had broken the law.
But Boulten said Stallone was taking hormone under doctors’ supervision for a medical condition not revealed in court.
“This is not some back alley body builder dealing covertly with some banned substance in some sort of secret way,” he said, adding the incident had caused the actor “a great deal of discomfort.”
The Australian Customs Service charged Stallone with two counts of importing a prohibited item when he was detained at Sydney airport on February 16.