Archdale marketer of fake enhancement drugs imprisoned
HOUSTON — An Archdale man who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute counterfeit and mislabeled prescription drugs will serve a prison stretch for his crimes.
A federal judge in Houston sentenced Shane Lance on Monday to 10 months in a federal prison and five months of home confinement.
U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore also ordered the 41-year-old man to reimburse the one maker of the genuine drugs $5,100 in investigative costs.
Court documents show Lance admitted receiving and distributing Chinese-made knockoffs of the male enhancement drugs Viagra and Cialis.
Federal agents placed orders with a Chinese-based website for the cut-rate counterfeits and received shipments from a High Point address.
Surveillance video from a North Carolina post office showed a man later identified as Lance mailing the packages.
Credit: The Associated Press.