A well-muscled Instagram fitness model and personal trainer has been fined $4000 after being found with steroids and testosterone down his pants.
Jaxon Kade Tippet, 23, pleaded guilty in Southport Magistrates Court on the Gold Coast on Friday to possessing a dangerous drug, two counts of driving unlicensed and one count of failing to properly disposes of a syringe.
Police Prosecutor Senior Constable Jack Mulherin said Tippet was found walking strangely and after he was searched a syringe and needle were found in his underwear, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
Magistrate Donald MacKenzie said Tippet was a poor role model, and should’ve bulked up in a legal way by eating ‘honey and banana sandwiches’.
‘Particularly with young men and seeing they can have the body that you have and thinking they can have a body like you by using steroids,’ Mr MacKenzie said.
Mr MacKenzie said Tippet was ‘idiotic’ for using steroids when he had a serious heart issue.
Tippet charges up to $150 for an eight-week ‘body bulking’ program which he advertises through his Instagram account.
He has more than 166,000 followers on the social media app.
He was found with the drugs in his car on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast about 11.45am on November 27 after police were given an anonymous tip.
They found him hiding a syringe and needle in his underwear after Tippet was ‘favouring his groin area’.
Defence lawyer Michael Burrows said Tippet suffered from muscle dysmorphia, which led to him obsessing about being underdeveloped.