Posted by: DeepDotWeb
June 23, 2015
As it was published in walesonline:
A drug dealer caught as part of an international clampdown on the so-called “dark net” platform Silk Road 2.0 has been warned he could face jail.
Cei William Owens, was arrested with six other Britons last year by the National Crime Agency (NCA), hours after the FBI swooped on the controversial website’s alleged creator.
Owens, from Aberystwyth, appeared at Swansea Crown Court on Monday where he pleaded guilty to five charges.
The 29-year-old admitted supplying or offering to supply class A and B drugs – magic mushrooms and cannabis – as well as three counts of possession.
Despite his early guilty plea, Judge Keith Thomas warned the defendant that “all options remained open” when it came to sentencing.
Judge Thomas also granted a proceeds of crime application made by prosecution counsel Claire Wilks.
It gives police powers to seize any money or assets Owens made during his operation.
Owens, formerly of Aberdovey, was granted bail subject to several conditions.
He will be sentenced on July 24 ahead of a proceeds of crime hearing later in the year.