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Dark Web drug network operated from gated community in Altadena, feds say

Dark Web drug network operated from gated community in Altadena, feds say

A group of Southern Californians have been accused of operating a multimillion-dollar drug distribution network on the “dark web” from a gated community in Altadena, federal prosecutors said.

In an indictment unsealed in the Eastern District of California on Thursday, authorities charged William James Farber, 37, and Bryan Antony Lemons, 29, both of Los Angeles, with conspiracy to possess and distribute a controlled substance and conspiracy to launder money.

Also charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute controlled substances were Richard Thomas Martinsen, 29, of Studio City; Michael Angelo Palma, 22, of Los Angeles; Michele Pickerell, 47, of Altadena; and Faysal...

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