The Public Prosecutor (OM) recommended a sentence of fifteen months (five months suspended) in prison for a 37-year-old from Groningen, the Netherlands for selling drugs on the Silk Road Marketplace.
According to the OM, the suspect sold hard narcotics on the infamous Silk Road Marketplace. The 37-year-old used his own room at a residential building on the Oude Boteringestraat in Groningen as his base of operations.
After several anonymous reports to the police, law enforcement authorities raided the house. Officials found different kinds of hard drugs, too much for the defendant’s own use, the prosecution said. According to court documents, “other evidence” were found that indicated narcotics trade. Authorities only provided information on the fact that the 37-year-old accepted payments in bitcoins. That could mean that law enforcement seized electronic devices from the accused, and after a forensic analysis, they found the transactions and the completed orders on the man’s vendor account on the Silk Road Marketplace. However, this is only a presumption.
The Dutch OM considers the case as a “modern sale” of narcotics. According to the prosecution, there is a big difference between