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Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Misbranded Generic Versions of Cialis to Bodybuilders

OCI BadgeDepartment of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 23, 2020

NEW ORLEANS, La. - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced today that LUCCAS EASTMAN, age 29, a resident of Mandeville pleaded guilty on January 22, 2020, before United States District Court Judge Sarah S. Vance to a one-count bill of information charging him with selling misbranded generic drugs in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 331.

According to court documents, from January 2017 through May 2017, EASTMAN imported mislabeled generic versions of drugs, including Tadalafil, from Chinese companies which he then sold to members of the bodybuilding community in the Slidell/Mandeville area, among other consumers.  Tadalafil is a generic version of Cialis.

EASTMAN faces a maximum term of up to one year in prison and up to one year of supervised release.  Sentencing before Judge Vance is scheduled for April 29, 2020.
U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Food and Drug Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney David Howard Sinkman is in charge of the prosecution.
 
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Attachment(s):
 Download eastman_luccas_factual_basis.pdf
Topic(s):
Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
Component(s):
USAO - Louisiana, Eastern