It's illegal to possess viagra (sildenafil) without a prescription in Queensland.
It's illegal to possess viagra (sildenafil) without a prescription in Queensland. Patrick Sison

Woman faces court after being caught with restricted viagra

AN Andergrove woman has been dragged before the courts for possessing a small amount of viagra - a restricted drug unavailable without a prescription.

Possessing a restricted drug in Queensland can muster a maximum fine of more than $7500.

Rhonda Marie Hughes, 42, faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday.

She pleaded guilty to not being endorsed to possess a restricted drug on January 11 in Mackay.

Prosecutor Nathaniel Gillis said police searched Hughes while dealing with a separate matter.

"During the search police located a smaller bag within the defendant's handbag which contained a number of prescription medications in a clip-seal bag," he said.

"Police observed one of these medications to be in a single blister pack labelled as sildenafil (viagra). Police have conducted checks ... these checks have show this drug is commonly known as viagra, which is used for erectile dysfunction... "

Hughes told police she had been holding onto the viagra for a man.

Magistrate Scott Luxton explainedthat even though Hughes didn't own the viagra, it was still illegal to have possessed it. He added Hughes' "two-page" criminal history contained only one entry since 2009, which was "irrelevant".

Mr Luxton ordered Hughes to pay a $250 fine.


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