A couple of drug dealers operating out of Merced, California have pleaded guilty to drug trading on the dark-web marketplace in exchange for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.
According to the United States Department of Justice’s press release, Jabari Monson has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute controlled substances, while Saudia Monson plead guilty to violating the Travel Act. Saudia allegedly used both mail and the internet to distribute controlled substances.
The Monsons agreed to forfeit the crypto proceeds of their operation As part of a plea agreement,
The couple distributed cocaine, cocaine base, methamphetamine and marijuana through multiple vendor accounts on the dark-web marketplace Dream Market for about half a year. These accounts include “Trap Mart,” “Best Buy Meds,” and “House Of Dank.”
The Monsons are scheduled to be sentenced by a U.S. District Judge on Nov. 19. Jabari’s maximum sentence is 40 years in prison accompanied by a $5 million fine, while Saudia’s is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.