Nurse accused of making hundreds of thousands of dollars in Bitcoin illegally selling 20,000 pills of opiates and fentanyl patches on the dark web
- Carrie Alaine Markis arrested after online pharmacy discovered selling opiates
- She allegedly traded in Bitcoin for lethal drugs like fentanyl and morphine
- Illegal pharmacy made 393 sales in the Pandora market and 700 on Silk Road
- Arrested last week and could face charges including distribution and conspiracy
Chris Dyer To Mailonline
A nurse was arrested on suspicion of making hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally selling 20,000 pills of opiates through the dark web.
Carrie Alaine Markis, who lives in California, was arrested after her online pharmacy was discovered, negotiating with Bitcoin lethal drugs such as fentanyl.
The 46-year-old man earned tens of thousands of dollars selling drugs through a darknet market called Farmacy.
Markis of Rancho Cordova was arrested last week and could face charges including distribution and conspiracy.
Markis allegedly alleged in online chats with clients that she received the prescription pills from people who bought them from patients who got them from a doctor.
California nurse Carris Alaine Markis was arrested on suspicion of illegally selling thousands of opiate pills on the dark web
Judicial documents show that Markis has begun selling thousands of fentanyl, hydroconical, oxycodone and morphine patches and other medicines by 2013.
In private messages to customers, Markis allegedly left an incriminating clue, explaining that his front business was selling Nutrivite vitamins, Sacramento Bee reports.
The illicit drugstore made 393 sales in the Pandora market, collecting 206 Bitcoins, or about $ 122,000 at the time of the transactions, according to court records.
Farmacy41 also operated in the AlphaBay market from November 2015 to April 2016, selling about 3,000 tablets and 64 fentanyl patches valued at about $ 74,235, court documents say.
The pharmacy also traded in the now-defunct Silk Road market where it sold nearly 13,000 tablets and other drugs worth more than $ 232,000 in about 700 sales, according to court documents.
Many of the transactions generated from the Silk Road account, which was last activated in May 2014, were paid in Bitcoin.
Drugs sold included, 8,723 hydrocodone pills, 2,690 oxycodone, 839 methadone, 70 morphine tablets and 16 fentanyl patches.
The statement states: & # 39; Comments from Farmacy41 users are extremely positive. Most user ratings are five out of five stars.
Markis is identified in court papers as having a master's degree in nursing sciences and health care leadership from the University of California, Davis.
She is listed in California records as a registered nurse, who was licensed in 1996, but was classified as "inactive" and had no record of ever having been disciplined.
The US Attorney's Office in Sacramento has conducted nationwide efforts to crack down on hidden sites that purport to offer drug sales that can not be traced.
His arrest came from a large-scale investigation by the US Attorney's Office into obscure websites that offered illegal drugs and weapons through transactions that claim they can not be traced.