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Men arrested for selling 'Viagra mimic' in Phoenix

Posted at 3:00 PM, Oct 03, 2018

Two men have been arrested for illegally selling drugs with the same primary ingredient as Viagra. 

Phoenix police report that on September 26 they arrested 53-year-old Kevin Reilly and 68-year-old Robert Duane Gregory. 

Both men are accused of selling pills made in India containing Sildenafil Citrate, the primary ingredient that is found in Viagra. 

Reilly allegedly marketed the medicine as 'male enhancement/erectile dysfunction pills,' calling them 'Blue Diamonds.'

Undercover offices conducted several buys in Tempe and had the pills tested. Authorities with Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, confirmed the pills were a 'Viagra mimic' and a counterfeit.

Police say these pills must be purchased with a prescription and were obtained by Reilly in a supply chain that is unregulated by the FDA.

Police say the value of the drugs seized is about $10,000.

Robert Gregory was arrested in Peoria for selling 'Cenforce200.' Like 'Blue Diamonds,' these pills contain the same primary ingredient and were manufactured in India. 

These pills are not authorized for sale in the United States, according to investigators. 

Police say Gregory was found with over 2,500 'Cenforce200' pills. 

Both men have been charged with the sale of misbranded drugs.