Former Mr. South Carolina busted for 'roids
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Former Mr. South Carolina arrested
Weightlifter charged with possessing steroids
By Phil Watson
The Sun News
CONWAY - A former Mr. South Carolina weightlifting champion was arrested Thursday by Horry County police and charged with possessing illegal steroids.
Kim David Williams, 29, of 1065 Weslin Creek Drive near Myrtle Beach, was arrested on charges of possessing 100 or more doses of anabolic steroids.
Sgt. Andy Christenson of the Horry County police said the street value of the drugs confiscated from Williams' home was about $100,000.
Arrest warrants say the search revealed more than 4,000 individual doses of steroids, about 400 hypodermic needles and a .25-caliber handgun.
Williams is accused of ordering steroids by mail from other countries. Christenson said Williams ordered them through the Internet, so his computer was seized in the search.
The investigation started about two weeks ago when the U.S. Postal Service informed Horry County police it was investigating Williams.
Williams was Mr. South Carolina in 2003 and the winner of the Metrolina competition in North Carolina, said Tami Tucker, a board member of the S.C. National Physique Committee, which organized the Mr. South Carolina contest.
He was scheduled to compete in the Junior Nationals competition in Chicago later this year, Tucker said.
Williams most likely will have his weightlifting titles taken away if proved guilty, Tucker said.
"That's something that we'll have to deal with," she said.
Although most national competitions require drug testing for all athletes, many amateur competitions can't afford to test everyone who competes, Tucker said.
In the two years Tucker has been involved with the National Physique Committee, she said she can't remember another athlete being charged with steroid use.
The charges Williams faces are felonies that could get him five to 10 years in prison if convicted, Christenson said.
Christenson said Williams has only been charged with possession, not intent to distribute.
Williams was taken to J. Reuben Long Detention Center. He posted a $6,565 bond at 5:30 p.m. and was released, prison officials said.
More arrests could be made as the investigation continues.