Feds accuse Hermitage man of illegal internet drug sales

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HERMITAGE, Pa. (WKBN) – Court documents filed earlier this week accuse a Hermitage man of selling drugs online that weren’t legal in the U.S.

Federal agents with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration searched Emil Koledin’s home in 2017

Although they wouldn’t confirm what they were searching for at the time, the court documents shed more light on the investigation. 

Prosecutors say Koledin through his company, Koledin Enterprises, was selling drugs advertised as “nootropics” through the website, awakebrain.com. Prosecutors said the drugs were imported and exported through Russia, China and Canada, and many of them were not legal to sell in the U.S. due to false labeling and lack of adequate safety instructions, among other issues. 

Charges listed in the bill of information include 40 counts of conspiracy. 

Koledin is expected to appear in court at 1 p.m. May 23 for a waiver and plea hearing, according to court records. 

He’s the husband of Maria Koledin, a former Hermitage commissioner. 

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