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Man charged with selling fake Viagra

A Union City man faces charges in Clayton County after police said he sold counterfeit male enhancement drugs to an undercover officer.

Morrow police said Patrick Alonzo Applewhite, 41, was arrested Monday. He is being held on $5,000 bond in the Clayton County Jail.

Warrants allege Applewhite sold 80 pills purported to be Viagra Monday afternoon to an undercover officer on Mt. Zion Circle. Viagra is the registered name brand for sildenafil citrate, prescribed by doctors for impotence.

Applewhite is charged with using a computer and cell phone to facilitate the transaction, and with dispensing medication without a license. When arrested, Applewhite had a .22-caliber revolver in his glove box so he was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, police said.

In other indictments, a Decatur man being processed into the Clayton County Jail Monday night faces drugs and weapons charges. Warrants allege John Daniel Watson III, 19, was hiding a .380-caliber handgun in his waistband and a bag of marijuana tied to the inside of his shorts. Police said the gun was stolen from Riverdale.

Watson is charged with possession of marijuana, theft by receiving stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon and crossing the jail's guardline with drugs.

— Kathy Jefcoats