Not guilty pleas on steroid charges

03:56, Dec 05 2012
Phillip James Musson
BODY BUILDER: Personal trainer Phillip Musson arrives at the Christchurch District Court.

Body builder and personal trainer Phillip James Musson has entered not guilty pleas to 298 charges laid under the Medicines Act alleging sales of unapproved steroids.

The Bishopdale 44-year-old came before Judge Jane Farish for a status hearing at Christchurch District Court today.

Defence counsel Simon Clay entered the not guilty pleas on his behalf, before Musson was remanded on bail for an appearance at the court session at Nga Hau e Wha marae on February 8.

Before that, the Crown and defence will have to file a joint memorandum giving details of the hearing so that a date can be set and court time allocated.

Musson also faces indictable charges which are set for a post-committal conference in Auckland on December 21.


The Press