ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (CBS) – Police in Atlantic City have announced a number of arrests after a lengthy investigation revealed several local convenience stores were selling male enhancement drugs marketed as “dietary supplements.”
Several of the stores targeted in the investigation, which was conducted by the NJ Treasury Department Office of Criminal Investigation SIU and the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Enforcement Bureau, were found to be selling so-called supplements that included prescription legend drugs such as Sildenafil (the legend drug in Viagra) and Tadalafil (the drug in Cialis). The products were sold under the name brands Black Ant, Stree Overlord, Nite Rider and Power-X.
The following people have been arrested and charged with a number of offenses related to the sale of these drugs:
Tariq M. Mehmood, 46, of Egg Harbor; Naeem Tariq, 25, of Egg Harbor; Muhammad Zia, 39, of Atlantic City; Ahmed A. Ahmed, 48, of Atlantic City; Chaudhry Iqbal, 47, of Atlantic City; Faheem Tariq, 46, of Egg Harbor; Aliza Akter, 21, of Atlantic City.
Authorities also seized about 200 cartons of counterfeit cigarettes and more than $10,000.