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Frenchman known as “Oxymonster” set to plead guilty in online drug case in Miami Federal Court

June 12, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Frenchman known as “Oxymonster” set to plead guilty in online drug case in Miami Federal Court

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A French national known as “OxyMonster” who was detained after arriving in the United States for a world beard-growing championship is scheduled to plead guilty in Miami Federal Court to drug charges.

Court records indicate 36-year-old Gal Vallerius is set to enter a guilty plea Tuesday to drug conspiracy and money laundering charges, The Miami Herald reports.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration says Vallerius used the alias “OxyMonster” to conduct online drug transactions including oxycodone, cocaine, and methamphetamine.

According to federal prosecutors, Vallerius was under investigation when he was detained in Atlanta in 2017 while traveling to the World Moustache and Beard Championships in Austin, Texas.

The French national entered the contest under the full-beard category.

DEA officials said Vallerius used a browser that helps conceal a user’s true identity as part of the marketplace for illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia known as Dream Market.

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