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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Lafayette man sentenced to 18 months in prison for drug smuggling using the Silk Road website

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Lafayette man was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for buying drugs overseas and shipping them to himself.

Michael Munro Jr., 37, of Lafayette, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of smuggling controlled substances and one count of possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to the March 15, 2016 guilty plea, Munro was arrested in November of 2014 and July of 2015 for buying illegal narcotics online overseas and having them delivered to U.S. Post Offices and FedEx locations in Lafayette and surrounding areas. Munro told agents that in March of 2014 he began ordering pills via the internet using the now defunct Silk Road website. Munro admitted to ordering Xanax, Alprazolam and OxyContin at various times.

Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case with the assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Lafayette Metro Narcotics. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert F. Moore and John Luke Walker prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 30, 2016