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Illegal animal medicines: prosecution of Mr Ronald Meddes

Details of the prosecution of Mr Ronald Meddes for the illegal importation and supply of veterinary medicines.

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On 4 September 2014 at Croydon Crown Court, Mr Ronald Meddes was ordered to make a payment of £39,353.68 within 6 months under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Failure to pay will result in a default prison sentence of 14 months.

Mr Meddes was previously sentenced to 28 months imprisonment after admitting illegal importation and supply of veterinary medicines under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.

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