Charges Filed Against California Nurse for Selling Illegal Narcotics for Bitcoin
In Rancho Cordova of California, a local nurse has been apprehended by authorities, who have charged her with the sale of illegal narcotics, performed through markets on the dark web. The police allege that the nurse’s name was Farmacy41, and she managed to spread the sales through three markets, raking in over 200 BTC. The nurse, Carrie Alaine Markis, has already been seen by a federal court in Sacramento, where she was charged with drug dealing.
Based on the information acquired by investigators, Markis used her handle to sell on the darknet as early as 2013, saying that the source of her pills were people who decided to purchase the medications from the originally prescribed user. Overall, the courts determined that she has sold:
- Almost 9,000 pills of hydrocodone
- Over 2,500 pills of oxycodone
- Almost 1,000 pills of methadone
- 70 tablets of morphine
- Approximately 70 Fentanyl patches
The above sales were made within the Silk Road marketplace. When she was no longer able to sell there, she took her sales to Pandora and Alpha Bay, considering that the dark web constantly changes to remain under the radar. Considering the Reddit-alternative platform found on the Dark Web, posts about her whereabouts and contact information suggest that she was a well-known source for prescription-based narcotics in the marketplaces.
Each sale of each narcotic could be charged with its own individual prison sentence, considering that all of the medications are considered controlled substances. The digital evidence alone could leave her in a prison cell for the rest of her life, though dark web users have suggested changing her name to continue the business. Her name at the time came from her work selling Nutrivite vitamins and her then-age (41) when she first started selling online.
Unfortunately, this circumstance is not the only one of its kind. As recently as November, a couple was arrested in the same city for selling drugs on the clear web, rather than the dark web. So far, information from the couple has not exactly been helpful, but it is believed that the search for Farmacy41 led authorities to Paul Barnes and Tiarra Maureen Jackson. The couple may have helped find the recently-charged nurse.
According to the Sacramento-based publication Bee, Markis has only been charged with the distribution and conspiracy of distribution of fentanyl. Further investigation is needed before she is officially charged with any of the other crimes. Make sure to visit BitcoinExchangeGuide.com for more cryptocurrency news today!