FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — A 31-year-old Fairbanks bodybuilder is accused of importing hundreds of Chinese steroid pills with a black market value Alaska State Troopers estimated at $65,000. 

Troopers began investigating in June when US Customs in California seized a package bound for Fairbanks resident Joshua Miles Makkar. The package contained 1,200 tablets of anabolic steroids and 11 vials of liquid testosterone, according to a trooper news release.

Troopers contacted Makkar. He said he ordered the illegal steroids from China and that he was using the steroids to get ready for a body building competition in October. He said he previously ordered steroids in February and April 2015, according to the news release.

Makkar was the first place winner in the men’s lightweight division of the 2013 Crystal Cup and Alaska Expo in Anchorage, according to the website bodybuilding.com.

In February, Makkar was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor drugs misconduct, the crime of possessing more than 50 steroid tablets. Makkar has no previous criminal record in Alaska, according to online court records.  

He was given a summons to appear in court Tuesday. Online court records don’t show whether Makkar is represented by an attorney. 

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