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Viagra-type drugs were sold on to headshops

The owner of a chain of headshops faces up to 10 years for illegally importing Viagra-like products.

James Bellamy, aged 64, told gardaí the drugs were herbal Chinese Viagra, made from seal penises, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard.

Tests showed some of the drugs contained anaesthetics while the rest contained synthetic treatments for erectile dysfunction. All were prescription-only and some are known to cause to seizures, comas and death in certain users.

Bellamy of Castle Court, Killiney Hill Road, Killiney, and his company Harmony Products, now in liquidation, was charged under the Irish Medicines Board Act for not having a licence to sell the products.

Documentation showed he imported 6,000 packages of the drugs some of which were sold wholesale to other headshops.


Source: Conor Gallagher, Irish Examiner, 21/04/2012

Posted by Andy on 04/21 at 10:07 AM in Legal and illegal highs
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