Columbus couple pleads guilty to federal drug charge

OXFORD (WCBI) – The owners of a Columbus adult novelty store plead guilty to federal charges of selling adulterated drugs .

Dean and Luisa Priest both agreed to plead to a one count information of misbranding a drug sold in interstate commerce.

They sold supplements containing the drug sidenafil to a buyer in Oregon but the drug was not listed on the ingredients label. Sidenafil is the active ingredient in the drug Viagra.

Federal agents conducted a June 2017 raid of the warehouse connected to the Sensations retail store on Highway 373. During that search F-D-A agents seized thousands of supplements billed to improve sexual performance. The court records in the case show the Priests sold the altered drugs through June 2017 when this raid took place. Dean Priest also admitted guilt to smuggling the pills into the U.S. From China.
Sentencing for both will be set later. Federal agents are also seeking recovery of any property purchased from proceeds of the drug sales.

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