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Man caught with £115k worth of anabolic steroids in Ipswich avoids prison

PUBLISHED: 19:22 19 November 2020 | UPDATED: 19:22 19 November 2020

Artur Mierzwa avoided prison at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Artur Mierzwa avoided prison at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Charlotte Bond

A 26-year-old man has been handed a suspended sentence after being caught with £115,000 worth of anabolic steroids when he was stopped by police in Ipswich.

Artur Mierzwa, of Hawthorn Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, was driving a VW Golf on London Road, Ipswich, when he was stopped by officers from the Suffolk police’s Sentinel team on patrol.

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He was instructed to stop at the park and ride at Copdock Interchange and a search of the car revealed £115,000 worth of anabolic steroids along with a paring kitchen knife, scissors and a screwdriver.

Mierzwa was arrested and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

He appeared at Suffolk Magistrates’ Court on August 28 this year charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply and possession of a knife. He pleaded guilty to both charges on November 5.

Appearing for sentence at Ipswich Crown Court today, Mierzwa has given a 16-month prison term, suspended for two years. He also has to complete 160 hours unpaid work.


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