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Calif. Couple Busted Over Alleged Pot Sales on Silk Road 2.0

By Brett Snider, Esq.

A California couple has been charged for an alleged conspiracy to make and distribute pot on the recent incarnation of a black-market website, Silk Road 2.0.

David Schell, 54, and Teri Schell, 59, of Durham, were indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday for conspiracy to make and distribute marijuana on the illicit Internet hub. According to Sacramento’s KXTV, the couple were charged with 11 criminal counts relating to their alleged scheme to sell pot and pot products online.

So how do these pot growers fit into Silk Road 2.0?

ICYMI, Silk Road 2.0 Explained

It all started with an Internet site called Silk Road. It was a place where anonymous Internet users could buy just about any illicit item or service, including drugs and assassins. Its elusive founder Ross Ulbricht (also known as “Dread Pirate Roberts”) was arrested in October 2013 and charged with money laundering, drug conspiracy, and murder-for-hire. Silk Road was then shut down by the feds.

About a month after Ulbricht’s arrest, <a class=”colorbox” title=”It’s Baaaack: Silk Road 2.0 Is Here” href=”http://blogs.findlaw.com/technologist/2013/11/its-baaaack-silk-road-20-is-here.html” …read more

Source:: Law Blog

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