Nurse Busted Dealing Drugs on the Dark Web

Nurse caught selling drugs

Drug dealers come in all shapes and sizes. It’s not just the shady looking guy standing on the corner making weird eye contact with you.

It’s not just the guy in the fancy car and gold chains. Nor is it only the guy taking your blood pleasure and treating your illnesses.

Drug dealers can be anyone these days…even your “best friend.”

Drugs are almost everywhere and easier to get than ever before. And as time goes on and our societal obsession with drugs deepens, more and more dealers step in to help meet the tremendous demand for mood and mind-altering chemicals.

No neighborhood is a “sleepy” one where nothing happens. Back in the day, people would be watching the news, seeing how bad the drug problem was and say:

“That would never happen to my kid.”

Or

“That’ll never happen in our town.”

And then the unthinkable happens. It does happen to your kid. It does happen in your town. Because no family and no town are exempt from the effects of drugs and addiction.

America’s quiet neighborhoods are now the headquarters for drug rings distributing fentanyl. Private schools are now sometimes open-air drug markets with just about anything you could want. Dealing drugs has become more of a “white collar” crime in some instances since physicians and other medical professionals are some of today’s more prevalent pushers.

That said, the following story becomes a little bit less of a shock and more of a “status quo” of a 2019 United States in the middle of a drug crisis.

Drug dealers keep secrets

In Sacramento, California, registered nurse Carrie Markis was recently arrested by federal agents for allegedly selling thousands of painkillers on the dark web.

Watching the situation unfold, neighbors were in shock that such a thing could happen in their town.

One neighbor said,” It’s surprising, really. It’s such a safe neighborhood and you never think it could happen. But when you’re dealing with something online and they’re not actually dealing with customers in person, it probably makes them more difficult to catch. Sometimes you really don’t know who your neighbors are.”

The news report considered Markis to be an “unlikely criminal,” being a medical professional from a “quiet” neighborhood. But why would she be thought of as “unlikely?” Medical professionals have been under some of the most scrutinies and been the recipients of much criticism and almost solely blamed for the current drug crisis. To me, she’s one of the most likely drug dealers out there. But that’s just my opinion.

Either way, news stories continue to be created every single day with overdose rates in highest-ever ranges and drug use still off the charts. If you think about it, all the work that’s been done to handle the drug crisis so far has gotten us to where we currently stand—which is still not a good spot. Meaning it’s going to take at least 20 times more work to start affecting a major change. It’s still an uphill battle and there’s still more work to be done.

So let’s get busy.

Sources Used:

https://fox40.com/2019/01/25/registered-nurse-caught-selling-opioids-on-dark-web-police-say

AUTHOR

Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 10 years. Having been an addict himself, he brings real-world experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Jason is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions. Jason is also the co-host of The Addiction Podcast—Point of No Return. You can follow Jason on Google+, Twitter, or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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DRUG EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION