Wembley man admits selling fake Viagra on Ebay

11:42 23 March 2012

Mariusz Lewandowski admitted selling fake drugs on the Ebay

Mariusz Lewandowski admitted selling fake drugs on the Ebay

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A Wembley man who sold fake Viagra and other counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs over the Internet has received a suspended jail term.

Mariusz Lewandowski, 35, was caught after officers from Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) bought “Original Blue Pills” which he was selling on online website Ebay.

Tests on the tablets determined they were fake and when MHRA raided his home they seized around £6,400 worth of fake Viagra, Cialis, Kamagra and Stud 100 (Lidocaine).

At Harrow Crown Court, Lewandowski admitted six counts including the unlawful possession/ possession with intent to sell, distribution and sale of fake including Cialis and Viagra, as well as the supply and online advertising of the unlicensed medicine, Kamagra.

He was sentenced to suspended jail term of nine months, ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid community work and pay £500 towards prosecution costs.

Nimo Ahmed, MHRA head of enforcement, said: “This case highlights the ease at which criminals can sell counterfeit medicines passing them off as genuine product. Medicines bought from illegitimate sources pose a real threat to people’s health because they simply don’t know what they are getting and dealers are only interested in making a profit.

“We strongly advise people to protect themselves by only purchasing their medicines from approved sources such as legitimate pharmacies and to only take prescription-only-medicines after an appropriate consultation with their GP.”

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