A Houston man from Pakistan has pleaded guilty in a case involving thousands of bogus erectile dysfunction pills. Mohammad Jamal Rashid, 45, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy related to the illegal importation and attempted trafficking of counterfeit drugs as well as receiving and delivering misbranded drugs.
Prosecutors in Houston say Rashid remained in custody Saturday pending sentencing later this year. They also said Rashid is a legal permanent Houston resident, and that he had more than 7,000 bogus pills shipped to his home from China in 2012. Investigators said the pills were in open foil blister packs without packaging or labels.
Authorities say Rashid faces up to eight years in prison and more than $250,000 in fines.