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Illegal animal medicines: prosecution of Mr Anthony Taylor

Details of the prosecution of Mr Anthony Taylor for multiple offences under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.

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On 20 March 2014 at South Sefton Magistrates Court, Mr Anthony Taylor was found guilty of 5 offences under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations:

  • 3 charges of supply of unauthorised veterinary medicines purporting to be Drontal Plus
  • 1 charge of supply of an unauthorised veterinary medicines purporting to be Frontline
  • 1 charge of possession of an unauthorised veterinary medicines purporting to be Drontal Plus.

Mr Taylor was fined £200, plus £100 costs and £15 victim surcharge and ordered to pay compensation of £173.99 to be split between the 3 people that had bought the products.

Further information about seizure and improvement notices can be found in Veterinary Medicines Guidance Note (VMGN) No. 10 – Guidance on Enforcement.

Published 26 November 2014