No one seems sure what to do.
Possession for personal use is still not an offence. Some people want to go further and make it an offence but would this drive steroids underground and make it more dangerous. The Penalties of getting caught dealing are in place but does the system go far enough ? In Matthew's case his death could not be taken into consideration, resulting in the sentencing of supplying or dealing to two people with a penalty of 160 hours community service and a £300 fine, is this enough of a deterant ? Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman) speaking to the Nursingtimes.net said in April 2009 "The government needs to send a clear message by tackling those who are supplying these drugs and making possession without a prescription illegal".