Video: Florida Liquor Store Busted for Selling Drive-Thru Viagra

By Dirk Hanson 07/07/11

An enterprising liquor store owner adds a little zip to his drive-thru menu.

We’ve asked it before, but we’re compelled to ask it again: What’s the matter with Florida? Being neck-deep in pain pills and fly-by-night pill dispensaries isn’t enough trouble? Now an enterprising liquor store owner has been nabbed for working an illegal Viagra sales operation out of the drive-thru window of his booze shop. Acting on a tip, undercover officers bought Viagra three times in three weeks, using a secret password, then searched the liquor store in Tampa and made the bust. In addition to Viagra, officers also found Cialis and crack pipes. Call us cranky, but using a liquor store as a front for selling illegal pills strikes us as a spectacularly bad idea. No word yet on charges.

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Dirk Hanson, MA, is a freelance science writer and the author of The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction. He is also the author of The New Alchemists: Silicon Valley and the Microelectronics Revolution. He has worked as a business and science reporter for numerous magazines and trade publications including Wired, Scientific American, The Dana Foundation and more. He currently edits the Addiction Inbox blog. Email: [email protected]

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