BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CN) – A 43-year-old Brownsville woman was arrested and charged with selling misbranded Botox, federal prosecutors said.
Gloria Olvido-Lopez is charged with one count of conspiracy to sell misbranded drugs and two counts of misbranding drugs for sale, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
“The indictment accuses Olvido-Lopez of offering a substance for sale under the name ‘Botox’ and having sold the alleged ‘Botox’ to undercover agents on two occasions in 2010. The substances were tested and found not to contain Botox or its active ingredient,” prosecutors said in the statement.
Botox is a trademark of Allergan.
“The indictment indicates Olvido-Lopez did not purchase the ‘Botox’ from Allergan, but rather from foreign sources at a cheaper price. Olvido-Lopez advertised the sale of the substance through her business as publicized in a local publication and through eBay Inc,” prosecutors said.
If convicted, Olvido-Lopez could face up to 8 years in jail $260,000 in fines, prosecutors said.