LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Dutch national has admitted to operating an online drug marketplace that sold LSD, ecstasy, marijuana and more.
A U.S. attorney’s statement says 45-year-old Marc Peter Willems entered the plea Wednesday in Los Angeles to federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges.READ MORE: The Debate About Ending Mask Mandates Heats Up, With Some Experts Saying It's Time To Unmask The Country
He faces up to life in prison if convicted.READ MORE: Graphic Antisemitic Graffiti Showing Up On Pathways From Will Rogers State Park All The Way Into Venice
Willems was arrested in 2012 at his home in the Netherlands and brought to Los Angeles, where the case was filed because some customers and an undercover agent who bought drugs through the marketplace — known as “The Farmer’s Market” — are from the area.
Willems is one of eight people indicted in the case and the sixth to plead guilty. One other defendant has since died, and the other has agreed to plead guilty next week.MORE NEWS: A Dispute With A Neighbor Is Keeping The Venice High School Baseball Program From Hosting Home Games On Their New, Million Dollar Baseball Diamonds
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