Canadian Paralympian Pleads Guilty to Counterfeit Drug Charges

A Canadian Paralympic curling champion recently pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit drugs in the U.S.

Jim Armstrong and his son Gregory pleaded guilty in a Seattle court to selling and dispensing counterfeit drugs with intent to mislead or defraud, reports CTV. The pair was accused of peddling phony erectile dysfunction medication.

The 59-year-old allegedly attempted to smuggle approximately 2,800 ED pills into Canada.

In the plea agreement, Armstrong said he distributed the pills without a license to people who did not have prescriptions, reports The Province.

Armstrong was arrested by U.S. authorities in Blaine, Washington, in April when he attempted to pick up the package containing the counterfeit drugs from a post office box.

The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Washington announced that sentencing in the case would take place on January 28, 2011.

U.S. prosecutors are recommending that because of the plea Armstrong should pay a $50,000 fine, perform community service and be sentenced to time already served. They are also recommending that Gregory Armstrong be sentenced to a year and a day in prison.