Man in Prison for Importing Male-Enhancement Pills with Lead

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for illegally importing thousands of counterfeit male-enhancement pills that contained hazardous lead levels.

Prosecutors said Monday that Shem Michahdavid Weissman intended to sell the Chinese-made pills online.

The 24-year-old Weissman pleaded guilty in February to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods after admitting he ordered thousands of the tablets from a China-based manufacturer and had them shipped them to a Los Angeles mailbox.

Authorities seized more than 22,000 pills.

Testing found the pills contained an ingredient in prescription erectile dysfunction medication but also more than 140 percent of allowable lead levels.

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