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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 18, 2016

Cincinnati Man Sentenced for Illegally Importing Drugs into U.S.

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the sentencing of an Ohio man for conspiring to illegally importing prescription drugs into the United States.

Michael Louis, 61, of Cincinnati, Ohio, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to illegally import prescription drugs into the United States and to illegally distribute tramadol. Today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, Louis was sentenced to imprisonment for a term of four months and was ordered to forfeit $2,500.

“We are proud to work with our partners at the Food and Drug Administration to ensure the quality and authenticity of the drugs coming into our country,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “Consumers must be confident that they products they buy are safe and authentic.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations.  Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated July 18, 2016