Louisiana

The Deadly Counterfeit Drug Trade Thrives in Lousiana Download our December 2019 PDF Download our most recent information sheet, which summarizes counterfeit drug incidents in Louisiana. Counterfeit News in LouisianaFentanyl Found in Nearly Every Drug in Acadiana, Local Addiction Support Group SaysJuly 6, 2021'One pill can kill:' Officials Give Dire Warning After Belle Chasse Senior's DeathMay…

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Tramadol: An Illicit Opioid That Funds Terrorism

Tramadol is given as a pain medication in India, but it has a high potential for abuse, and in some countries, tramadol deaths outnumber deaths from heroin. It is also completely unregulated in India, and is not on the World Health Organization (WHO) list of scheduled drugs or controlled substance list, which would force countries to regulate it.

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Deadly counterfeit pills in Louisiana

Deadly counterfeit pills in Louisiana This problem affects the whole country. Read more about the fake pill crisis.Since as early as 2015, drug traffickers have been selling North Americans counterfeit medications made from fentanyl, a dangerous painkiller 25-40 times stronger than heroin, and even stronger synthetic opioids like carfentanil.  More recently, pill counterfeiters are using…

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Two Louisiana Men Sentenced for Filling Orders for a Fake Online Pharmacy Scam

The two men acted as U.S. distributors for a series of Thailand-based fake online pharmacy websites that sold imported and non-FDA approved medication to U.S. consumers. Troy Tapia and Anthony Rouse III of Louisiana have each been sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering,…

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Two Louisiana Residents Sentenced in Fake Online Pharmacy Case

Troy Tapia and Anthony Rouse III of Louisiana have each been sentenced to three years in prison for acting as drop-shippers for a Thailand-based fake online pharmacy operation. Each man pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. Rouse and Tapia fulfilled U.S. orders from Thai…

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Louisiana Woman Convicted of Selling Chinese-made “Natural” Supplements Containing Sibutramine

Darlene Krueger and her co-conspirators sold Chinese-made, “all-natural” weight loss supplements via website and mail order sales. Operating out of Louisiana and Florida, Krueger repackaged and sold bulk illicit medications containing the banned weight-loss drug sibutramine, which she then passed off as herbal supplements to her unsuspecting customers. On March 23, 2016, The Food and…

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