A nurse from California was arrested and charged by federal authorities for selling illegal narcotics via the darknet in return for bitcoins. We find out more about the nurse in the latest crypto news below.
The nurse with the nickname Farmacy41 made more than 200 BTC by selling opiates. Carrie Alaine Markis appeared in court in Sacramento and was charged with multiple counts of drug dealing. She used the nickname on multiple dark net markets since 2013. Markis even told customers that she finds the pills from those who had the pills from legal prescription. In total, she managed to sell more than 9,000 hydrocodone pills, more than 1,000 methadone pills, and about 2,000 oxycodone pills.
When one of the darknet markets was closed down, she moved to other ones. However, she did manage to gain popularity and even got a 5-star rating. One commentator even suggested changing her nickname but she didn’t because of the great reputation.
Due to the overall evidence, she is facing a life sentence.
This is not a new case for selling drugs in return for bitcoin since a couple was previously arrested for selling drugs on the clear web. Authorities aren’t sure of the relationship the pair had but it seems likely that they knew each other.
The first official arrest happened in 2017 but the delay for arresting Markis was possible because of the lack of information they had on her. She is now arrested on charges of distributing fentanyl and charges on the conspiracy to distribute it. The authorities are still working to find whether there are more charges to be put forward.
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