Des Moines couple sentenced for selling meds without prescription

DES MOINES, Iowa-  Two Des Moines residents have been sentenced in U.S. Court in Des Moines after admitting they sold injectable vitamin B12 prescription drugs, without prescriptions through websites, in violation of federal law.  

Fifty-one-year-old Scott Twaddle's been sentenced to a year in prison, followed by supervised release. He will also have to pay a $10,000 fine.  Fifty-two-year-old Jana Harmon Twaddle has been sentenced to three years of probation and home detention.  

Both defendants also forfeited 200-thousand dollars, seized from their residence during the investigation.

The Twaddles admitted in July of this year, that between 2014 and 2016 they defrauded and mislead state and federal regulators, selling unapproved drugs without prescriptions through websites, including www.medsupplystore.net. 

The charge was a result of an inspection of Medical Supply Liquidators LLC, by the Food and Drug Administration  and the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.   Medical Supply Liquidators was a warehouse and distributor of prescription drugs operated by the Twaddles in the Des Moines area.

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