Warehouse worker's attempt to illegally sell Viagra
A warehouse worker caught with a supply of Viagra he hoped to sell has been given a suspended jail sentence.
Imran Ali (26) obtained 500 tablets from a friend in India for £50.
He planned to sell the blister packs, each containing 10 tablets, for about £10 each, Leicester Crown Court was told. However, he gave away 40 tablets to friends.
Police stopped him in a car in the city centre and found him in possession of 460 tablets.
Ali, of Trueway Road, Leicester, admitted possessing Viagra with intent to supply it when he was not authorised to do so, on October 11 last year.
In mitigation, the court heard it was an amateur attempt by Ali to make a profit, but he was caught before he actually sold any.
He was given a six-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work.