A Milton Keynes man has been handed a two-year suspended sentence for illegally supplying thousands of packs of hair loss and erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs.
The illegal activity was uncovered by the Royal Mail when Keith Morgan, of Little Brickhill in Milton Keynes, failed to pay the full postage on packages containing the medicines.
Mr Morgan was sentenced to two years imprisonment at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday (14 February) for illegally selling or supplying prescription-only medicine and unauthorised medicine between May 2015 and November 2016. The sentence was suspended for two years for each count, to run concurrently. Mr Morgan had previously pleaded guilty to all counts.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) investigators seized 1,914 packages containing 20,563 doses of medicine, including unlicensed ED medication Kamagra and prescription-only hair loss treatment finasteride.
The medicines watchdog said that Mr Morgan ‘showed a complete disregard for the public’s safety and well-being’ in selling medicines outside the regulated supply chain.
‘Exploiting innocent and vulnerable people’
Tariq Sarwar, the MHRA’s head of operations, said: ‘Our message is clear: illegally supplying prescription only and unauthorised medicines is a serious criminal offence.
‘MHRA officers have worked to arrest those involved in this case and we will continue to track down and prosecute people endangering public safety.’
He added: ‘Those selling medicines illegally are exploiting innocent and vulnerable people to make money and have no regard for the public’s health or welfare.’