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Jailed: Mile End dealer who illegally sold viagra

PUBLISHED: 07:56 31 July 2019 | UPDATED: 07:56 31 July 2019

Leonard Cosgrove from Mile End was found guilty of conspiracy to supply unauthorised medicines, dealing prescription only medicines and peddling Class C drugs. Picture: MHRA

Leonard Cosgrove from Mile End was found guilty of conspiracy to supply unauthorised medicines, dealing prescription only medicines and peddling Class C drugs. Picture: MHRA

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A drug dealer who illegally sold medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction including Viagra has been jailed for almost three years.

The 56-year-old was part of a network suspected of illegally importing medicines including the erectile dysfunction drugTadalafil, the appetite suppressant Sibutramine, and Sildenafil, aka viagra. Picture: MHRAThe 56-year-old was part of a network suspected of illegally importing medicines including the erectile dysfunction drugTadalafil, the appetite suppressant Sibutramine, and Sildenafil, aka viagra. Picture: MHRA

Leonard Cosgrove, 56, of Marlin Road, Mile End, was found guilty of conspiracy to supply unauthorised medicines, dealing prescription only medicines and peddling Class C drugs.

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He was arrested after officers from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) investigated a network suspected of illegally importing and supplying medicines including the erectile dysfunction drug Tadalafil, the appetite suppressant Sibutramine, and Sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra.

Tariq Sarwar, the MHRA's head of operations, said: "Criminals selling medicines illegally only care about making money."

Cosgrove was sentenced to two years and nine months at Southwark Crown Court. Picture:MHRACosgrove was sentenced to two years and nine months at Southwark Crown Court. Picture:MHRA

Cosgrove was sentenced to two years and nine months at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday (July 25).

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