Suburban Mom Sells Counterfeit Medicine to Undercover Agent

On April 18, 2011, a Maryland woman was charged in federal court with selling large numbers of counterfeit erectile dysfunction medication to undercover agents.

Sarah Ann Knott, 28, of Waldorf, told an undercover postal inspector that she could sell thousands of ED pills in a matter of months and kept them out of reach of her children in the top of her closet, reports the Washington Examiner.

Court documents say that she gave several dozen tables to the undercover officer and said, “This is really peanuts compared to what we have.”

Knott is charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods, which carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $2 million fine. It is predicted that Knott will work out a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Knott sold the pills on Craigslist for $10 apiece and said she had access to 3,000 count and 6,000 count bags of these pills. The tablets are counterfeits tested at an FDA lab and found to have 8% more of the active ingredient than is in the actual prescription. Overdoses of the medication can cause chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat and fainting.

By S. Imber