Steroids ped­dler takes off

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AN AL­LEGED steroid traf­ficker has fled the coun­try and left his wife to face court.

Shane and Eve Ren­nard were both charged with traf­fick­ing steroids.

How­ever, Mr Ren­nard did not show up to his sen­tenc­ing date yes­ter­day, leav­ing es­tranged wife Eve – who pleaded guilty – to face Jus­tice James Henry in Cairns Supreme Court.

“Your client’s hus­band isn’t man enough to face the mu­sic,” Jus­tice Henry told de­fend­ing bar­ris­ter Tony Kimmins and then is­sued a war­rant for Mr Ren­nard’s ar­rest.

The court heard the Ren­nards had im­ported testos­terone from China and had it pressed into pills in Pa­pua New Guinea, where Mr Ren­nard was work­ing.

Fed­eral po­lice were made sus­pi­cious by the par­cel that

YOUR CLIENT’S HUS­BAND ISN’T MAN ENOUGH TO FACE THE MU­SIC JUS­TICE HENRY, TO DE­FEND­ING BAR­RIS­TER TONY KIMMINS

ar­rived at the Ren­nards’ Cairns res­i­dence. The cou­ple would sell the pills and liq­uid steroids over five months last year and also used the drugs.

Eve Ren­nard is a per­sonal trainer and placed sec­ond in the Arnold Clas­sic.

Mr Kimmins said his client was merely a “sec­re­tary for the op­er­a­tion”.

Jus­tice Henry jailed Ren­nard for two years with im­me­di­ate pa­role.

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