[ Editor's Note: Chryste Gaines, MBA, Olympic gold and bronze medal sprinter and former teammate of Marion Jones in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, stated the following in a Dec. 22, 2008 email to in response to the IOC ruling:
"We are being unfairly punished. If the drug testing agencies cannot determine if an athlete is taking performance enhancing drugs how are the teammates supposed to know?... It negates all the family functions, church functions, and social events we missed in the name of winning an Olympic medal." ]
As the majority of anabolic steroids are now purchased online and packages are delivered via mail the issues of controlled deliveries, seized packages and entrapment are often a topic of discussion revolving around steroid laws. Commonly, packages are stopped by customs or postal inspectors and the intended recipient receives a letter informing them the package has been seized as it contains a controlled substance. The letter will usually state the individual has thirty days to claim the package if they believe and can prove they are legally entitled to the package; if not it will be confiscated. At this point, no other action is taken; if the individual ignores the letter generally nothing else will happen but he will not receive his package and he will have lost the money spent. If you receive such a letter it's always a good idea to inform your attorney of the situation, but in most cases, the matter will be dropped.