Federal authorities have apprehended a 77-year-old man in The Villages, Florida, for allegedly purchasing over $1,800 worth of erectile dysfunction drugs without a prescription with the intention to sell them. The Villages, a massive retirement community with nearly 80,000 full-time residents, was featured in the 2020 documentary “Some Kind of Heaven.” The defendant has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge and opted for a magistrate judge to hear his case instead of a jury. If convicted, he could face up to a year in federal prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
According to court filings, prosecutors claim that the man received misbranded erectile dysfunction drugs, valued at more than $1,800, which were shipped through interstate commerce. Federal authorities assert that the drugs were obtained without a valid prescription. The Villages has been associated with stories about the sex lives of its residents, including rumors of swingers, public sex, and high rates of sexually transmitted diseases. However, a report by the Tampa Bay Times last year indicated that the three counties encompassing The Villages generally had lower rates of sexually transmitted diseases compared to the overall state of Florida.