Two people from Oregon and two from Washington have been charged with selling an ingredient for bleach online as a cure-all for arthritis, cancer and the flu.
An indictment unsealed in federal court in Spokane Tuesday charges 42-year-old Louis Daniel Smith and 38-year-old Karis Delong, both of Ashland, Ore., as well as 49-year-old Chris Olson and 50-year-old Tammy Olson, of Nine Mile Falls, Wash.
Prosecutors say they were involved in a business called Project GreenLife, which imported sodium chlorite from Canada, and that they sold the chemical online as a “miracle mineral supplement.” Buyers were instructed to mix it with orange juice or other source of citric acid before drinking it.
This piece did not cite “Miracle Mineral Supplement” as many familiar with this stuff are used to hearing it called. But apparently the indictment DOES.
According to the indictment, Smith and Delong arranged the manufacture and sale of the “Miracle Mineral Supplement” (MMS)
As part of their scheme, they were importing the chemicals and claiming they were for other uses:
In these invoices, according to the indictment, they falsely claimed that the ingredients they were purchasing for MMS were to be used in wastewater treatment facilities.
This appears to be a very neat way to crack down on this “supplement”, by focusing on the fact this is a hazardous chemical being misused. This could be HUGE to put the squeeze on this despicable practice of drinking bleach.
As we reported in this piece, MMS is well known to the critical thinking medical community. Check out the Wikipedia page.
Tip: Jim Price