Archdale marketer of fake enhancement drugs imprisoned

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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.