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On his last roll of the dice, the year-old gym enthusiast decided to get into the ''supplements'' business, selling performance-enhancing peptides, steroids and other restricted substances from an office tucked away in a Castle Hill business park. He would later tell police he and his wife ran 17 bank accounts and distributed hundreds of peptides, steroids and other restricted drugs each week.
But they did not know NSW police were watching. Between February and June , an undercover officer bought steroids and peptides from Mr Reynolds eight times, according to court papers. The investigation into the nationwide supply ring was handed to the NSW and Australian crime commissions, which soon after launched the biggest probe yet into peptide and performance-enhancing drug use in Australian sport.
On July 14, , officers arrested the pair and some customers, including a Hells Angel bikie, Maurice Jolicouer, 28, and Said Sergeyevich Shavershian, known in underground bodybuilding circles as Chestbrah and the brother of the late pin-up boy Aziz ''Zyzz'' Shavershian.
Shavershian, who was arrested in his Fitness First uniform with five vials of steroids on the front seat of his car, told officers he had been using them for six years because he was a ''very image-conscious guy'', a statement of facts tendered to Parramatta Local Court revealed. Strike Force Observer, set up to investigate drug supply by bikie gang members in the Hills district, had smashed an extensive network supplying athletes, bikies, bodybuilders and gym employees in four states.
Among Mr Reynolds's clientele was Stephen Dank, the former Essendon sports scientist at the centre of the investigation. It is understood Mr Dank attended the clinic in to buy AOD, an anti-obesity peptide and a variant of growth hormone that has fat-burning properties. The ACC report says the drug ''may be used by athletes to increase power-to-weight ratios by better utilisation of fat stores'' but notes it is not prohibited by the World Anti-doping Agency.
Mr Dank is believed to be the common link among the six rugby league clubs and one AFL club implicated in the investigation. He later opened an anti-ageing clinic in Bondi that sold peptides. He did not return calls on Monday. The commission declined to comment. The results of Project Aperio have reverberated around the nation, with authorities revealing that performance-enhancing drugs have infiltrated elite sports ''facilitated by sports scientists, high-performance coaches and sports staff''.
Officers intercepted hundreds of shipments from Mr Reynolds's office including one to a fitness company in Perth that had ordered restricted items in one email.
Walter Reynolds, left, and his wife Nailia Zinatoulina.