Sylvester Stallone Faces Penalty of $ 9,870 in Fines and Court Costs
Stallone, who did not come to court, pleaded guilty last week.During the search of the actor's luggage customs officers found 48 vials of Jintropin, the human growth hormone. When customs officials arrived to search his Sydney hotel room three days later, Stallone wanted to get rid of four vials of testosterone.Human growth hormone that is usually used for building muscle mass, is found on the list of a performance enhancing drug in Australia. To import this hormone, it is necessary to get a special permit from the Australian national drug regulator.Sylvester Stallone was convicted on May 21of importing unauthorized muscle-building hormones into Australia. The actor will have to cover over $ 9,870 in fines and prosecution costs.The Hollywood star did not have a valid prescription for human growth hormone vials found in his luggage when he arrived in Australia for a promotional tour in February. For some reason the actor did not declare the male hormone testosterone for which he had a valid prescription.