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Opioid Trafficker Admits Selling and Manufacturing Fentanyl Analogues

The leader of an opioid distribution operation in New York pleaded guilty to drug charges linked to the distribution of U-47700 and furanyl fentanyl purchased from various darkweb suppliers. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York announced that Robert Ian Thatcher, 30, had pleaded guilty to two charges ... Read More »

Two Brothers Sentenced in Germany for Selling Ecstasy on the Darkweb

An international investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol, and several law enforcement agencies in the Czech Republic aided in the conviction and sentencing of two brothers from Baden-Württemberg who had been selling drugs on a darkweb marketplace hosted in the Czech Republic. In 2014, the Kriminalpolizei in Lörrach, Germany, arrested two brothers for suspected drug dealing on ... Read More »

German Couple Accused of Selling Ecstasy and Cocaine on the Darkweb

A 33-year-old living in Bavaria sold a massive amount of amphetamine, hashish, LSD, and ecstasy pills through a darkweb marketplace, the Ansbach Public Prosecutor said during a recent hearing. The man, known to the public as “Holger K.,” faces drug trafficking charges listed in an indictment that consisted of four pages worth of drug crimes. His wife has also been ... Read More »

Two Indicted for Selling Cocaine and Marijuana on Dream Market

Two California men have been selling cocaine and marijuana through several accounts on at least one darkweb marketplace, according to information revealed in an eleven-count indictment returned in October. The suspected darkweb drug dealers were targeted by the Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force as part of an ongoing investigation into online drug trafficking. Eddy Steven Sandoval Lopez, age ... Read More »

Maryland Men Admit Selling Xanax and Laundering Bitcoin Worth Millions

In a case directly connected to the Department of Justice’s Operation Dark Gold, two Maryland men pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a multimillion-dollar Xanax distribution operation and a massive Bitcoin laundering conspiracy. On July 3, the Department of Justice announced the arrests of more than 30 different suspected darkweb drug dealers and their co-conspirators. Dubbed “Operation Dark Gold,” ... Read More »

Pennsylvania Man Admits Selling 1.5 Pounds of Meth to an Undercover Cop

Assistant Dis­­trict Attor­n­ey Pete Weeks, in a statement to the press in late September, announced that a man from Altoona, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and to criminally use communication devices. According to information revealed by the Assistant District Attorney, the dealer had been buying large quantities of methamphetamine from suppliers on the darkweb ... Read More »

Connecticut Man Denies Selling Fentanyl as “1nolefb1” on the Darkweb

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that a Norwich man pleaded not guilty to several drug and firearm charges at a court in Bridgeport. A federal grand jury recently returned an indictment charging the man with fentanyl and fentanyl analogue distribution through an account on the Dream darkweb marketplace and related firearm charges. According to John ... Read More »

Alleged Darkweb Vendor Arrested for Selling 50,000 Fentanyl Pills

According to U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft, a San Diego woman has been indicted in Illinois for a fentanyl distribution conspiracy involving the alleged distribution of more than 50,000 “misbranded fentanyl pills” through the Dream darkweb marketplace. The indictment, in addition to the fentanyl distribution conspiracy, charged the alleged drug dealer with money laundering conspiracy. Melissa Scanlan, 31, allegedly sold ... Read More »

Tennessee Man Admits Selling MDMA and LSD at Music Festivals

According to recently unsealed cases in the Eastern District of Tennessee, a drug dealer known as “Molly Poppins” pleaded guilty to buying drugs off dark web marketplaces and selling them at music festivals in the United States. He faces up to 40 years in federal prison for his MDMA and LSD distribution operation that lasted more than a year. Graham ... Read More »

Canadian Man Accused of Selling Fentanyl on Alphabay and Dream

After announcing the arrest of the largest fentanyl vendor in the United States, the United States federal government unsealed the court documents detailing the arrest of the third largest dark web fentanyl vendor. Although the man was arrested in January, United States officials waited until after the man had committed suicide to announce his arrest. In a sworn affidavit in ... Read More »

Colorado Man Arrested for Selling Xanax on the Dark web

Western Colorado Drug Task Force investigators arrested a Colorado man suspected of pressing his own counterfeit alprazolam pills and selling the pills on various dark web markets. The suspected dark web vendor had allegedly informed the police that he had been selling on the Darknet but had “only made a few sales.” According to The Daily Sentinel, Mesa County Sheriff’s ... Read More »

Two Canadians Charged for Selling Fentanyl on the Darkweb

Canadian authorities have charged two suspected dark web drug traffickers in connection with a series of fentanyl and carfentanil seizures between 2016 and 2017. The suspects were caught last year after a multi-jurisdictional operation called “Project E-Neophile” led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to buildings owned by two individuals in Kelowna, Canada. James Nelson, 36, and his wife Cassie ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor “OlympusXans” Admits Selling Xanax and Fentanyl

A former darknet market vendor pleaded guilty to an alprazolam, methamphetamine, and cocaine trafficking conspiracy in Madison county, Alabama. According to the plea agreement, the man had been in possession of roughly 80,000 so-called “units” of alprazolam at the time of his arrest. Joseph William Davis, a 25-year-old from Madison county, Alabama, admitted selling tens of thousands of doses of ... Read More »

US Navy Commander Admitted Selling MDMA on the Darknet

According to recently unsealed court documents and a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California, a Navy veteran pleaded guilty to trafficking controlled substances through the darknet. Court documents revealed that the 23-year veteran had been importing various illegal substances and reselling them on Alphabay, Dream Market, Hansa Market, and other darknet marketplaces. ... Read More »

Missouri Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Selling THC Analogues

According to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Missouri, a St. Peter’s man was more than 15 years in prison for his role in distributing controlled substance analogues to suppliers across the United States. According to the announcement, Charles Wolfe, 57, participated in a large-scale analogue trafficking operation involving at least six co-conspirators who ... Read More »