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Mother, son arrested for selling Brazilian pills without a license

A mother and son are being accused of selling birth control pills without a license in Fort Lauderdale.

Broward Sheriff's detectives arrested Celia Pritchard, 44, and her son Roberth Jesus, 24, Wednesday for selling the pills allegedly brought from Brazil.

Officials from the the Florida Department of Health found an advertisement published in a Brazilian newspaper that announced the sale of Ciclo 21 birth control pills, and reported the unlicensed sellers to BSO in Sept.

Following the tip, BSO undercover officers set up a fake meeting with Jesus to buy a $120 year's supply.

Detectives met with Jesus, arrested him, and Pritchard, who was waiting in the car.

Jesus told police that Pritchard had gotten the pills in Brazil just days before the arrest.

Jesus and Pritchard, of Deerfield Beach, were released on bond Thursday. They are facing charges of possession with intent of selling a drug without a prescription, sell or dispense a drug without a prescription and practicing without a license.

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