Animal Health International Inc. Pleads Guilty to Introduction of Misbranded Drugs into Interstate Commerce

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, February 14, 2020 Animal Health International Will Pay More Than $52 Million in Forfeitures, Fines, and Penalties Abingdon, VIRGINIA – Animal Health International Inc. (AHI), a Colorado corporation that obtains prescription drugs for animals from manufacturers for further distribution to veterinarians, farms, feedlots, and other facilities,…

Dark Web Fentanyl Trafficker Known as “The Drug Llama” Sentenced To 13 Years In Federal Prison

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of Illinois FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, February 12, 2020 Melissa Scanlan (a/k/a “The Drug Llama”) has been sentenced to 160 months in federal prison in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois for trafficking fentanyl throughout the United States via the “dark web,” engaging in an international money…

Northwood, Ohio man charged with smuggling goods and misbranded drugs

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, February 7, 2020 An indictment was filed against Eric Taylor, age 44, of Northwood, Ohio, charging him with smuggling goods, misbranded drugs and unapproved drugs. If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s…

North Carolina Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Federal Prison For Selling Deadly Weight Loss Drug To Consumers

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeEastern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, February 6, 2020 Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Barry Clint Wright (38, Monroe, NC) to the maximum statutory sentence of seven years in federal prison for introducing an unapproved drug into interstate commerce, introducing a misbranded drug into interstate commerce,…

Three Individuals Convicted For Participating in International Fraud Scheme

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeEastern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, February 7, 2020 MIAMI – Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Justin Green, Special Agent in Charge, Miami Field Office, United States Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA-OCI), announced the convictions of three defendants for various offenses…

Collegeville Man Indicted for Scheme to Sell Fraudulent Canine Cancer-Curing Drugs to Pet Owners

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeEastern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, February 4, 2020 The defendant promised to restore the health of terminally ill dogs and allegedly defrauded pet owners of hundreds of thousands of dollars PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Jonathan Nyce, 70, of Collegeville, PA, was charged by Indictment with…

Guilty Plea: Male Enhancement Pills Were Not “All Natural” Supplements

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Rhode Island FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, January 27, 2020 KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man pleaded guilty today to importing and selling misbranded pharmaceutical-grade erectile dysfunction drugs from China and marketing them as herbal remedies for men, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Rick Shepard, 60, Overland Park, pleaded guilty…

Providence Woman Admits to Role in Fraudulent Opioids Prescription Conspiracy

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Rhode Island FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, January 16, 2020 PROVIDENCE – A Providence woman admitted to a federal court judge on Wednesday that she participated in a conspiracy to create and use fraudulent prescriptions to gain and distribute opioid pills. Tammy Bonham, 55, admitted her role in a scheme to…

5 Charged in $2.8 Million Dark Web Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering Conspiracy

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, January 15, 2020 CINCINNATI – A federal grand jury has indicted five individuals alleged to be members of one of the most prolific online drug trafficking organizations in the United States. The indictment was returned and unsealed in Cincinnati. According to the 21-count indictment, since…