A couple in California pleaded guilty to the charges of selling drugs on the dark web. 39 and 32 years old Jabari Monson and Saudia Monson will have to forfeit all their cryptocurrencies after they confessed to the use of Internet and mail to distribute controlled substances.
The couple sold cocaine, cocaine base, Methamphetamine, and marijuana through several vendor accounts that they had on the dark web marketplace called Dream Market. The amount of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash that they forfeited is undisclosed. The official document shows that Jabari and Saudia were using account names Best Buy Meds, Trap Market and House of Dank from July of last year till January.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA), FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Defendants are scheduled to be sentenced on 19th November by U.S District Judge John A. Mendez.
Jabari Monson faces a minimum of 5 years of incarceration and up to $5 million of penalty. Saudia Monson faces a maximum statutory sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 of fine. However, actual sentencing will be determined by after considering any relevant statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account several variables.