Florida dad and sons are charged with selling $1million worth of drinkable 'COVID cure' that police say was BLEACH cooked up in backyard shed

 A family accused of selling $1million of industrial bleach cooked-up in a backyard shed as a coronavirus cure through has been indicted on federal charges.

A grand jury in Miami returned an indictment Thursday charging Mark Grenon, 62, and his sons, Jonathan, 34, Joseph, 32, and Jordan, 26, with one count each of conspiracy to commit fraud and two counts each of criminal contempt, according to court records. 

The four men face possible life sentences if convicted.


Mark Grenon is the archbishop of the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, based in Bradenton, Florida.

Officials say that the church sold chlorine dioxide as a 'Miracle Mineral Solution' (MMS), which the Grenons claimed could cure a vast variety of illnesses ranging from cancer, to autism, to malaria, to COVID-19. 

A family accused of selling a toxic industrial bleach as a coronavirus cure through their Florida-based church has been indicted on federal charges. Patriarch Mark Grenon is pictured with his 'Miracle Mineral Solution' (MMS) during a demonstration

A family accused of selling a toxic industrial bleach as a coronavirus cure through their Florida-based church has been indicted on federal charges. Patriarch Mark Grenon is pictured with his 'Miracle Mineral Solution' (MMS) during a demonstration 

Jordan Grenon is pictured
Jonathan Grenon is pictured

Jordan and Jonathan Grenon are pictured in their police mugshots. They now face possible life sentences if convicted

Officials say that the church sold chlorine dioxide as a 'Miracle Mineral Solution' (MMS), which the Grenons claimed could cure a vast variety of illnesses ranging from cancer to autism to malaria to COVID-19

Officials say that the church sold chlorine dioxide as a 'Miracle Mineral Solution' (MMS), which the Grenons claimed could cure a vast variety of illnesses ranging from cancer to autism to malaria to COVID-19 

The solution sold by the Grenons becomes a bleach that is typically used for such things as treating textiles, industrial water, pulp and paper, according to the Food and Drug Administration. 

Authorities warned that MMS products are extremely dangerous to drink, and can even prove fatal.

The Grenons reportedly manufactured the solution in a backyard shed and were already selling the substance as a treatment for the other disorders prior to COVID-19 pandemic. 


Mark Grenon was even the subject of an ABC 20/20 expose back in 2016, but he continued to hawk the product for four more years.  

According to court documents, the family were making an average of $32,000 per month before COVID-19 pandemic reached America. 

However, orders skyrocketed as the coronavirus began to spread and their earnings reached $132,000 per month.

Prosecutors say that, overall, the family made a whopping $1 million from their scheme. 

A Miami federal judge last April ordered the church to stop selling the substance.

In separate documents filed last July, prosecutors said the Genesis II church was not a legitimate place of worship and and that Mark Grenon admitted the church was created with the sole purpose to 'legalize the use of MMS' and avoid 'jail'

In separate documents filed last July, prosecutors said the Genesis II church was not a legitimate place of worship and and that Mark Grenon admitted the church was created with the sole purpose to 'legalize the use of MMS' and avoid 'jail'

Mark Grenon reportedly admitted the church was created with the sole purpose to 'legalize the use of MMS'

Mark Grenon reportedly admitted the church was created with the sole purpose to 'legalize the use of MMS'

The Grenons' actions could have helped cause multiple deaths over the years, with the Federal Drug Administration saying it received numerous reports of people requiring hospitalization. 

In separate documents filed last July, prosecutors said the Genesis II church was not a legitimate place of worship and and that Mark Grenon admitted the church was created with the sole purpose to 'legalize the use of MMS'.

Meanwhile, Grenon proudly took credit back in June for Donald Trump's bleach gaffe, where the president recommended injecting disinfectant as a possible treatment for COVID-19.

The so-called church leader had written a letter to Trump just days before his comments where he said MMS was 'a wonderful detox that can kill 99 percent of the pathogens in the body' and 'can rid the body of Covid-19.'

Days later, Trump baffled scientists and threw public health experts into damage control mode when he suggested disinfectant as a cure in his daily coronavirus briefing.

'I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute, and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs so it'd be interesting to check that,' Trump said in June.

It is not clear whether Trump had read Grenon's letter prior to his comments.

Alarmingly, one website that appears linked to the Gensis II church still seems to be selling MMC. 

The site lists 8 oz dropper bottles of the solution for sale for $40.  

Meanwhile, Grenon proudly took credit back in June for Donald Trump's bleach gaffe, where the president recommended injecting disinfectant as a possible treatment for COVID-19. The so-called church leader had written a letter to Trump just days before his comments where he said MMS was 'a wonderful detox that can kill 99 percent of the pathogens in the body' and 'can rid the body of Covid-19'

Meanwhile, Grenon proudly took credit back in June for Donald Trump's bleach gaffe, where the president recommended injecting disinfectant as a possible treatment for COVID-19. The so-called church leader had written a letter to Trump just days before his comments where he said MMS was 'a wonderful detox that can kill 99 percent of the pathogens in the body' and 'can rid the body of Covid-19'

Florida dad and sons are charged with selling $1million worth of drinkable 'COVID cure' that police say was BLEACH cooked up in backyard shed Florida dad and sons are charged with selling $1million worth of drinkable 'COVID cure' that police say was BLEACH cooked up in backyard shed Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 05:23 Rating: 5

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