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Delaware Doctor Charged With Illegally Selling Controlled Substances On The Silk Road Drug Marketplace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 21, 2013

Orlando, FL – Acting United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Special Agent in Charge Mark R. Trouville, (DEA) Miami Field Division, and Special Agent in Charge David Dongilli, (DEA) Philadelphia Field division announce the arrest and unsealing of a criminal complaint charging Dr. Olivia Bolles, a/k/a “MDPro,” (32, Newark, Delaware) with the illegal distribution of controlled substances.  If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. Bolles was arrested at her Delaware residence today. She will make an initial appearance in U.S. Federal Court later today, in the District of Delaware.

According to the criminal complaint, between March 2013 and October 2, 2013, Bolles, a licensed medical doctor in Delaware, operated as the vendor “MDPro” on the underground website known as Silk Road, a sophisticated Internet marketplace.  Silk Road operated as an online criminal marketplace designed to enable its users to buy and sell drugs and other illegal goods and services anonymously, outside the reach of law enforcement.  The website provided a sales platform for vendors and buyers to conduct transactions online.

Between June 13, 2013, and August 20, 2013, DEA purchased Oxycodone, Diazepam, Xanax, Adderall, Hash Oil, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and Vyvanse from “MDPro,” on the Silk Road website.  The investigation determined that Bolles shipped the controlled substances, which were purchased from “MDPro,” from Delaware to Central Florida.  The investigation also found that Bolles used her personal bank accounts to purchase items which were used to further her illegal drug dealing business, including packaging and laboratory materials.  More than 600 sales of controlled substances are alleged to have been mailed, by Bolles, to individuals in more than 17 different countries. 

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (Orlando, Florida and Wilmington, Delaware Offices), with the assistance of the United States Postal Inspection Service.  It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Haas.

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