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Canadian Paralympian Busted For Trafficking In Fake Boner Pills

Jim Armstrong, the skip of the 2010 Canadian Paralympic team, has been arrested and charged with importing fake Viagra and Cialis from China. Authorities busted him after he picked up a package containing over 3,000 pills of the erection erectors at a mailbox. Armstrong could face up to 10 years in prison and be fined of up to $2 million.

Via The Vancouver Sun:

In a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of Western Washington, FDA Special Agent Jim Burkhardt said authorities were tipped off to the shipment when it arrived at a clearing house in Los Angeles on April 7. When customs agents opened the box, they found 2,544 tablets of a drug labelled as Viagra, and another 260 tablets labelled Cialis.

Burkhardt said although the pills bore trademarks of the drug makers, Pfizer and Lilly, they were suspected to be counterfeit because they had been shipped from China, which is known for the production of counterfeit drugs.

Armstrong, who was an accomplished, um, non-paralympic curler before his knees gave out and a car accident further hobbled him, has not formally responded to the charges, but his next court appearance will be April 30th. While definitely a black eye for the paralympics we should not condemn all of them solely due to the actions of one man motivated by his passion for sitting in a tub overlooking a breathtaking vista while his lover is sitting in another tub right next to him. It’s expensive to fund such lavish trips – the fees associated with renting two claw-footed tubs are borderline obscene right now – and maybe Armstrong was simply attempting to defray some of the costs by dabbling in the counterfeit pharma-bonerical trade.

Further, many male paralympians don’t have much of a use for boner pills, real or fake, anyway. Sorry, but it’s true.

Jim Armstrong, Canada’s golden Paralympic skip, charged with trafficking in fake Viagra [The Vancouver Sun]