Yamila Abraham, the founder of Las Vegas based OEL yaoi publisher Yaoi Press
, has been arrested yesterday on charges of illegal drug distribution. Abraham was operating a website called Pleasure Herbs, through which she sold doses of dextromethorphan hydrobromide (an active ingredient in cough syrup) repackaged as an herbal extract pill the website called "Snurf."
Abraham has been charged with seven counts of criminal mail fraud, a count misbranding of a drug, and one count of introducing foreign goods under false pretenses. If convicted, Abraham faces up to 20 years in prison, and up to $750,000 in fines.
Yaoi Press was founded in 2004, and currently has over 20 yaoi titles on the market.
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