British businessman supplied US prison with lethal injection drugs

Lethal injection drugs used to carry out executions in the US have been supplied by a British businessman.

Lethal injection drugs used to carry out executions in the US have been supplied by a British businessman.

Dream Pharma Ltd where company owner Mehdi Alavi has been selling drugs for Lethal Injections in Arizona Photo: EDDIE MULHOLLAND
By Steven Swinford 7:30AM GMT 07 Jan 2011

Mehdi Alavi runs Dream Pharma, a pharmaceutical company, from the back of the Elgone Driving Academy in Acton, West London.

Documents released under Freedom of Information show that in September he supplied the state prison in Arizona with £4,253 worth of drugs.

The chemicals were shipped by FedEx, the courier company, and are believed to have been used to execute Jeffrey Landrigan, a 50-year-old murderer, in October.

Mr Alavi, 50, yesterday insisted he had done nothing wrong. He said: “I’ve done nothing illegal, immoral or unethical. This is a witch hunt, I am being made a scapegoat.”

Mr Alavi lives in a £750,000 house in Hampton, West London. His company made a turnover of more than £800,000 last year.

 

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