Illegal Internet pharmacy caught by long arm of the law

May 29, 2008

A California man faces incarceration and a hefty fine for selling drugs over the Internet without the proper safeguards in place.

A California man, Jorge Alan Rodriguez Sanchez, is charged with four counts of distributing Oxycontin and other controlled substances through an illegal Internet pharmacy. Already indicted by a grand jury in Philadelphia, he could be thrown into jail for a maximum of 20 years as well as face a fine of $250,000 on each count if convicted. Sanchez’s pharmacy did not require a prescription or medical examination before mailing out narcotics. Customers sent in their requests for drugs by e-mail to an account that Sanchez had set up. The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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