Scottsdale man arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit Viagra

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Authorities made an arrest in an ongoing case involving the sale of fake prescription drugs in Scottsdale.

According to documents, 68-year-old Scottsdale resident Melvin Rutkowski was arrested after detectives served a search warrant where they found approximately $10,000 worth of pills.

Officials believe the suspect had been selling the counterfeit Viagra pills for more than one year.

Several purchases of the Viagra were made from the suspect and the pills were sent to Pfizer and indeed found to be fake. 

Rutkowski admitted to selling the pills in order to supplement his income. He also admitted to selling it to others to sell, as well as to selling the pills to customers on Craigslist.

The suspect is facing charges related to selling counterfeit products and illegal control of enterprise.

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