November 21, 2013
Contact: Public Information Officer
Phone Number: (571) 262-2887
Delaware Doctor Charged With Illegally Selling Controlled Substances On The Silk Road Drug Marketplace
ORLANDO, Fla. - Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in (SAC) Drug Enforcement (DEA), Miami Field (MFD), David Dongilli, SAC, DEA, Philadelphia Field (PFD), and A. Lee Bentley, III, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, announce the arrest and unsealing of a criminal complaint charging Dr. Olivia Louise Bolles, a/k/a “MDPro,” (32, Newark, Delaware) with the illegal distribution of controlled substances. If convicted, Dr. Bolles faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. Dr. Bolles was arrested near her Delaware residence today. She will make an initial appearance in U.S. Federal Court later today, in the District of Delaware. A federal search warrant was also executed at Dr. Bolles’ residence. Subsequent to the search, Dr. Bolles’ roommate, Alexandra Gold, was arrested on pending drug charges and will be charged out of the District of Delaware.
SAC Trouville stated, “Dr. Bolles was a respectable doctor by day and a drug trafficker by night when she went incognito on the underground website Silk Road to illegally sell highly abused pharmaceutical medications. Dr. Bolles’ greed became a concern for public safety and now she will face the consequences of her actions.”
According to the criminal complaint, between March 2013 and October 2, 2013, Bolles, a licensed medical doctor in Delaware, operated as the vendor “MDPro” on the underground website known as Silk Road, a sophisticated Internet marketplace. Silk Road was utilized as an online criminal marketplace designed to enable its users to buy and sell drugs and other illegal goods and services anonymously, outside the reach of law enforcement. The website provided a sales platform for vendors and buyers to conduct transactions online.
Between June 13, 2013, and August 20, 2013, DEA purchased Oxycodone, Diazepam, Xanax, Adderall, Hash Oil, (THC), and Vyvanse from “MDPro,” on the Silk Road website. The investigation determined that Bolles shipped the controlled substances, which were purchased from “MDPro,” from Delaware to Central Florida. The investigation also found that Bolles used her personal bank accounts to purchase items which were used to further her illegal drug dealing business, including packaging and laboratory materials. More than 600 sales of controlled substances are alleged to have been mailed by Bolles to individuals in more than 17 different countries.
A criminal complaint is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the DEA MFD, Orlando District Office and PFD, Wilmington Resident Office, with the assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.