A federal grand jury in Harrisburg has indicted a California man who allegedly distributed misbranded sexual enhancement drugs sold on the Internet at a locations including a York County business.
Almuntasser "Alex" Hbaiu, 34, of Los Angeles, appeared Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson in Harrisburg and pleaded not guilty to a five-count indictment charging him with criminal conspiracy, introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, receipt of misbranded drugs in interstate commerce and subsequent delivery or proffered delivery of those drugs, and two counts of wire fraud.
Law enforcement agents also searched a warehouse in California and seized male enhancement products including Libigrow, Mojo Nights, Blue Diamond, Libigrow XXXtreme, Blue Diamond Platinum, Kamasutra, Matador, Love Pack, and Casanova, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, who said the seized products filled more than a tractor-trailer.
The indictment alleges that Hbaiu headed various companies that marketed and sold the drugs as all natural dietary supplements and "performance enhancers."
Smith said the drugs in fact contained the active ingredients of Viagra and Cialis, both prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.