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Jun 6, 2014 11:16 PM by Marissa Esquivel

68-year-old man busted for selling fake Viagra

PHOENIX - During a traffic stop, Phoenix police discovered thousands of counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills from a 68-year-old man.

Melvin John Rutkowski,68, told police he had sold the pills as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, at an estimated retail value of more than $10,000, he also said he supplied a second party with them to turn a profit, according to court records.

Rutkowsi told police he advertised the Viagra on Craigslist to build a customer base.

Detectives also recovered more than 500 oral gels of Kamagra, a sexual stimulant legally sold in India though banned in the U.S., at the traffic stop.

Testing revealed that an active ingredient of Viagra was used but there were potentially other harmful chemicals in the stimulants.

Rutkowski told police he was aware what he was doing was wrong. He was arrested on suspicion of illegal control of an enterprise and a counterfeiting violation, according to court records.

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