Ryan “The Bench Monster” Kennelly has been busted again for selling steroids for the third time in less than a year. Kennelly returned to jail this month after he was caught sending significant quantities of steroids to Marysville (California) via UPS on August 1, 2011.
Detectives with the California Highway Patrol intercepted the UPS package and discovered 89 vials of anabolic steroids inside. Tracing the package back to Kennelly was easy. The return address and telephone number matched the contact information Kennelly provided to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in December 2010. In addition, investigators found Kennelly’s fingerprints on the vials.
Kennelly earned the nickname “The Bench Monster” for his standout powerlifting performances in the bench press. He set a World Powerlifting Organization world record of 1,075 pounds in the assisted bench press on November 8, 2008.
Kennelly had been out on bail with two steroid court cases pending in Benton County and in Grant County.
Kennelly’s troubles began in October 2010 when a Grant County Task Force was investigating a tip about marijuana distribution involving Kennelly. They found marijuana and steroids.
Kennelly spent Christmas in jail after investigators busted him for allegedly receiving a package containing 84 vials of steroids in December 2010.
Kennelly allegedly distributed steroids manufactured by an underground lab (UGL) under the label “USA Labs”.
Kennelly’s legal problems only compound the hardships he is currently experiencing. He is suffering from severe medical problems and is responsible for caring for his blind mother.
Horton, P. (October 14, 2011). Tri-City powerlifter accused of mailing steroids. Retrieved from http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/10/14/2227799/tri-city-powerlifter-accused-of.html