According to a recent article on thebaynet.com, a Baltimore woman pleaded guilty to trafficking counterfeit Viagra pills. Over a four month period the woman sold more than $8,000 worth of pills to buyers who found her post on Craigslist.
Investigators from Pfizer, the company that manufactures real Viagra, were the first to tip off authorities about the woman’s activities after using an undercover investigator to buy the fakes from the woman. Authorities then sent their own undercover officer to meet with the woman, who sold the officer 25 pills and gave him 50 more on the proviso that he sell them and give her a cut of the profits.
Police were able to use that information to obtain a search warrant which lead to the seizure of nearly 46,000 pills at the woman’s home. The woman now faces a maximum of ten years in prison and a $2 million fine.
The state of Maryland imposes severe penalties on those convicted of possession of drugs with intent to distribute and other drug related crimes.
In the case above, the sentence was increased due to the volume of drugs the woman had. As the charges in drug trafficking situations are daunting, it is important to have a lawyer who is skilled in drug charge defense. The Waldorf drug crime defense lawyers at Alpert Schreyer have experience in carefully analyzing each case to get the best outcome for our clients. If you or someone you love is facing drug charges, call the experienced Maryland defense lawyers at Alpert Schreyer at (866) 444-6363 for a free and confidential consultation.