Attorneys for Delaware doctor in Silk Road drug sales case seek postponement of sentencing


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WILMINGTON, Delaware — Attorneys for a Delaware doctor charged with participating in illegal drug sales on the underground website known as Silk Road are asking a federal judge to postpone her sentencing.

Alexandra Gold was scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 1 after pleading guilty this year to maintaining a dwelling for manufacturing and distributing drugs. She faces up to 20 years in prison.

But her attorneys say a mental health expert hired to examine Gold and prepare a report for the judge to consider at sentencing needs more time to complete his work.

Gold and her fellow gynecologist and live-in partner, Dr. Olivia Bolles, were arrested after federal agents in Florida tracked shipments of drugs bought on the website to Delaware.

Bolles also has pleaded guilty and is to be sentenced Oct. 2.

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