>A 36-year-old personal trainer has been charged with conspiring with a Quick Chek employee to illegally obtain prescription steroids, police said yesterday.
Ahmen Attia, 36, of Newkirk Avenue in the township, was arrested after he turned himself in at police headquarters at about 8 a.m. yesterday, Lt. Frank Cannella said.
Attia’s arrest comes after the Feb. 15 arrest of Romina Lozano, 25, of 68th Street in Guttenberg, a pharmacy employee at the Quick Chek at 7201 Bergenline Ave. who was charged with theft and obtaining prescription medicine without a prescription, Cannella said.
On Jan. 19, employees at the Quick Chek noticed Lozano ordering injectable steroids from the store’s pharmacy department without permission, Cannella said.
Lozano, who posted bail shortly after being arrested, confessed to the crime but did not identify any other persons involved, Cannella said. But through surveillance footage, police identified Attia as the person she was passing the steroids to, Cannella said, noting she was not seen charging Attia for the illegally obtained steroids.
Attia’s bail was set at $10,000.