Durham couple indicted as part of Silk Road 2.0 crackdown

Nov 20, 2014 6:16 PM by News Staff

Two Durham residents have been indicted on federal drug charges, part of a crackdown on Silk Road 2.0, a series of black market websites used to facilitate drug trafficking.

David Schell, 54, and Teri Schell, 59, were arrested after federal agents learned they were accessing "Silk Road 2.0," an illicit network of websites that facilitated the trafficking of contraband, particularly controlled substances, until its worldwide dismantlement on November 6.

On the same day the network was dismantled, Homeland Security agents searched the Schells' residence and found more than 450 marijuana plants a significant amount of processed marijuana, marijuana wax, and $12,000 in cash.

According to court documents David Schell mailed more than 100 packages overseas between January and September of this year. David and Teri Schell have both been charged with conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess marijuana with intent to distribute. David Schell faces an additional nine distribution charges.

Both suspects are out of custody and are scheduled to be arraigned on November 26 in Sacramento.


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