US Court Sentences Canadian Pharmacy Owner for Selling Counterfeit Prescription Drugs to Health Care Providers – Drug for nerve pain boosts high for opioid abusers. (866) 348-2889
Kristjan Thorkelson, a resident of Manitoba, Canada, and a number of Canadian companies associated with Thorkelson, including Canada Drugs, Rockley Ventures, and River East Supplies, admitted to selling misbranded and counterfeit prescription drugs throughout the US. The US District Court in Montana sentenced Thorkelson individually to pay a fine of $250,000 and to serve five years of probation with the first six months in home confinement. The Canadian companies were sentenced to forfeit $29,000,000 of the proceeds from their illegal scheme, to pay a fine of $5,000,000, and to serve five years of probation. In addition, Thorkelson and the associated companies were ordered to permanently cease their illegal operations, surrender to the US all domain names and websites from their businesses, and cooperate with the DOJ and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in any further criminal investigations.