Online Drug Bazaar That Sold Molly, LSD and Marijuana Busted by LA Feds


Oh, hello Lucy.

They called it the “Farmer’s Market” because you could order illicit drugs online–LSD, ecstasy, marijuana–and get what you paid for, farm-to-table, so to speak, according to federal authorities.
But an undercover agent based in Los Angeles ordered LSD, which led to a federal case against several of the marketplace’s alleged operators, including 45-year-old Marc Peter Willems of the Netherlands. He was brought to L.A. to face federal charges, and this week he pleaded guilty, U.S. Attorney’s spokesman Thom Mrozek confirmed.

It could end up being a lifelong trip in prison for Willems, prosecutors say:
That doesn’t seem likely, though.
Willems folded as part of a plea agreement that had him cop to counts of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to launder money, according to a court filing outlining the deal. Prosecutors said they would move to dismiss remaining counts.
The internet marketplace, originally called Adamflowers but later known as the Farmer’s Market, was operated via Tor software, which allows for anonymous activity online, at least in theory. Feds caught up with the Farmer’s Market anyway, and they say it sold LSD, ecstasy, and marijuana worldwide. Prosecutors said operators of the marketplace put suppliers in touch with customers and charged the sellers commission.
Dennis Romero has more at the LA Weekly.