Silk Road: Lafayette man pleads guilty to drug smuggling online

A Lafayette man has pleaded guilty to purchasing drugs from overseas online and shipping them to himself.

Michael Munro Jr., 37, of Lafayette, pleaded guilty to one count of smuggling controlled substances and one count of possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics, according to a press release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

According to the guilty plea, Munro was arrested in November of 2014 and July of 2015 for buying illegal narcotics online overseas and having them delivered to U.S. Post Offices and FedEx locations in Lafayette and surrounding areas. Munro told agents that in March of 2014 he began ordering pills via the internet using the Silk Road website.

Munro admitted to ordering Xanax, Alprazolam and OxyContin at various times. He also stated that he would order 1,000 to 1,500 Xanax bars at a time and sell 3,000 OxyContin pills per week.

Munro faces 20 years for the smuggling count and five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute. He also faces three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date was not set.

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