Counterfeit Pill Manufacturer Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

Prosecutors allege 500,000 fake pills were produced

Columbia, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Eric Hughes, age 37, of Bluffton, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to drug conspiracy and money laundering.  Chief United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten, of Columbia, sentenced Hughes to 168 months in federal prison.  There is no parole in the federal system.