Family Members See Jail Time for Using Bitcoin on the Dark Web to Sell Drugs
A criminal case involving a father, his daughter, Bitcoin and drugs happened recently. Brittany Nicole Green and Gregory Green were both sentenced to jail recently in the state of Montana for using Bitcoin to create a drug ring on the dark web. While Brittany was sentenced to five years, her father Gregory will spend three years in jail.
Between 2017 and 2018, the father and daughter duo sold drugs via the dark web, received the money in Bitcoin and shipped them through the mail to other cities.
When the authorities finally raided the home of the criminals, they discovered “a supermarket of drugs” that contained methamphetamines, Xanax and other drugs such as Carfentanil.
The duo have been watched and investigated since December of 2018 when customs intercepted a package containing Xanax from Canada that was sent to Green. According to the U. S. Assistant Attorney Bryan Dake, one of the most unique aspects of the case is that all drugs were received and sent via the mail. The Greens never actually had to leave their houses to run the operation.
Both parties admitted to drug possession and conspiracy to sell it, so they went for a plea deal. The judge of the case affirmed that the daughter’s role in the drug ring was more active, so she deserved a longer sentence than her father.
This is not the first time that someone used cryptocurrencies to sell drugs online. In fact, the popular dark web marketplace Silk Road was one of the most famous cases in which this happened and one of the main reasons why Bitcoin managed to get a bad rap among authorities.