CALIFORNIA NURSE ACCUSED OF SELLING OPIOIDS FOR BITCOINS
A California nurse appeared in Federal court in Sacramento due to charges of selling illegal drugs through a darknet for 200 BTC, under the nickname “Farmacy41”.
Carrie Alaine Markis is accused of selling drugs: it is reported that since 2013, the California nurse has sold almost 9,000 tablets of hydrocodone, 2,500 tablets of oxycodone, 1,000 tablets of methadone, 70-morphine and 70 packages of fentanyl.
Markis told her clients that she was buying drugs from prescription of patients. First, nurse sold goods through Silk Road, and after the closure of the largest darknet store, moved to Pandora and Alpha Bay.
Officially, the arrest of Markis is associated with the closure of Alpha Bay in 2017, but experts also note that law enforcement agencies may need additional time to investigate the details.
Now, because of the evidence that law enforcement agencies were able to get, the nurse faces a life sentence. At the same time, a hacker from the UK, after the court found him guilty of selling data of 63 000 stolen credit and debit cards in the darknet, was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison.