Top bodybuilder Nathan Deasha admits dealing anabolic steroids through the post – Liverpool Echo
Britain’s top bodybuilder has admitted dealing in illegal anabolic steroids.
Liverpool-based Nathan Deasha, who performs with the nickname The Prophecy, sent a package of the class C drug through the post to a gym.
The steroids were found when police raided the Pain and Gain gym in Barnstaple in Devon in August 2017 while investigating an unrelated drugs case.
A sender’s address on the package led officers to alert colleagues in Liverpool, where Deasha runs his own body building studio.
Deasha 33, who once auditioned to appear on flop TV show Desperate Scousewives, became Britain’s top bodybuilder when he won the British Grand Prix held at Watford in June.
He is expected to compete for the Mr Olympia world title in Las Vegas in September.
Deasha is rated in the top 15 professional body builders in the world and won the Lou Ferrigno Hulk competition in 2016.
He also went on to win the California and New York Pro competitions last year.
Deasha, was once convicted and jailed after going on Facebook and urging his followers to riot during the 2011 disturbances, encouraging people to loot and take over Liverpool One shopping centre.
The bodybuilder is a director of the Prophecy Performance centre, a gym in the Viscount Centre in Liverpool, with registered offices in the city’s famous Penny Lane.
Deasha, of Grange Lane, Gateacre, Liverpool appeared at Exeter Crown Court by video link from Liverpool Crown Court.
He pleaded guilty to a single count of being concerned in the supply of Class C steroids between March 1 and August 24, 2017.
Judge David Evans adjourned his sentence until after the trial of the owners of the Pain and Gain gym, which is taking place this week.
He released Deasha on bail and ordered a probation pre-sentence report.
He said: “I need to let Mr Deasha know that all options, including custody, will remain open.”
Richard Green, 48, of King Edward Street, Barnstaple, and his wife Georgina, 41, of the same address, deny other drug-related offences.
He denies possession of cocaine and MDMA (ecstasy) and she denies possession of criminal property.
During the 2011 riots, which happened in Liverpool and other big cities in the UK, Deasha posted comments telling people to “terrorise police” and “hit town an get something out of it”.
He posted: “No jobs, tired of the Government robbing us,” and: “What else can we do except terrorise the police and smash things up?”
The dad-of-two was jailed for whipping up rioters and inciting them to commit public disorder.