Police say the raids were a result of intelligence gathered by officers in the force. Addresses in Hull, Beverley and Keyingham were all raided.
In a statement released following the raids by Humberside Police they said;
“More than £30,000 and a significant amount of steroids has been seized in five separate warrants executed in East Yorkshire and Hull.”
“The warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act following information gathered by our officers.”
“Two men have been arrested for possession with intent to supply a controlled drug (steroids) and remain in our custody at this time.”
Why Do People Use Steroids?
Anabolic steroids or often used to help build muscles or to try and look more ‘manly’.
Other people also take them to improve how they perform at sports, such as sprinting and cycling.
If taken alongside a strenuous exercise regime, they may help with faster recovery times and with the building up of muscle mass.
There are a number of side effects of using anabolic steroids. These include paranoia, irritable, aggressive or even violent. Steroid use can also cause dramatic mood swings.
Studies show that around 1 million people in the UK use steroids. Research shows the that most people take steroids to improve the way they look.
Health experts say the trend is growing adding It’s a cultural thing. Pressure on young men to be perceived as bulky and muscly is one of the driving forces.
Evidence also suggests that the growing use of steroid will cost the NHS millions of pounds. Police nationally made a commitment to clamp down on people supplying them.