SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (AP) – Louisiana police officer charged with repackaging impotence drugs and a steroid and selling them as herbal supplements called “Sex Assurance” and “Priority Male “.
Claiborne Parish Officer William Earl Maddox, 72, of Haynesville, is charged with seven counts of wire fraud, two of mail fraud and three of mislabelling a drug with intent to defraud or deceive, Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook said in a press release on Thursday. .
Maddox declined to comment. He referred the Associated Press to attorney Ansel “Marty” Stroud, who was not immediately available.
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Maddox allegedly bought unlabeled blister packs of the impotence drugs sildenafil and tadalafil and a form of testosterone, then repackaged them into all-natural supplements to treat impotence, according to a indictment handed out Wednesday.
The indictment gave the repackaged names and said both labels described the content as “100% natural herbs and roots formulated to bring you the most potent Aphrodisac (sic) ever.”
Maddox sold them online from 2015 to 2018, according to the indictment.
The payments went to his PayPal Middle Marketing LLC account, and Maddox sent the capsules, according to the indictment.
Each mail or wire fraud account carries up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $ 250,000, with up to 3 years in prison and a fine of $ 250,000 for each trademark error account.
The wire fraud tally lists seven payments totaling $ 8,500 in 2018.
Maddox said he received a salary of $ 3,700 in 2013 in the most recent statement available on the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s website. He said $ 2,700 came from parish and state and the rest of the fees collected. His office spent $ 600 of the $ 1,600 collected.