Hugh Brian Haney, according to a criminal complaint unsealed on July 18, sold oxycodone and other substances on the Silk Road marketplace in 2011 and 2012. When Haney attempted to cash out $19 million in bitcoin through an exchange, the exchange froze his account. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated and identified the Silk Road as the source of Haney’s bitcoin.
San Diego Man Admits Selling Fentanyl as "TheDrugLlama" on Dream Market
One of the two co-conspirators accused of operating the darkweb market vendor account “TheDrugLlama” admitted distributing fentanyl, selling midbranded drugs, and other charges related to the drug distribution conspiracy. His co-defendant pleaded not guilty and will face a jury trial in August.
A Warning from DutchDrugz About Phishing Sites and Tor2Web Proxies
The active phishing campaigns impacting the users of the larger darkweb marketlaces have also been hurting the customers of darkweb vendors operating their own shops. One prolific vendor, DutchDrugz, posted a warning to customers and potential customers.
Nightmare Market Admin: Maintenance Ends "Tonight or Early Tomorrow"
Users of Nightmare Market are experiencing difficulty depositing and withdrawing certain cryptocurrencies from the market. The issues, according to a Nightmare Market admin, are only temporary and will not result in any lost bitcoin or any other crytptocurrency. The payment system should be fixed within 48 hours.
Fentanyl Vendor "DaddyGreenJeans" Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison
Joseph Richard Caruso, 34, was sentenced in federal court to more than seven years in prison for one count of selling a controlled substance that resulted in death. Court documents revealed that Caruso sold fentanyl through darkweb marketplaces and that at least one of his customers had fatally overdosed.
Oregon Darkweb Vendor Sentenced to 86 Months in Prison
A darkweb vendor from Portland, Oregon, was sentenced to 86 months in prison and another 36 months of supervised release for selling ecstasy on the darkweb marketplace Alphabay. The vendor, a millionaire on post-prison supervision, was caught after law enforcement found 100 grams of heroin during a routine house search.
Supplier for the Darkweb Vendor "Dopeboy210" Gets 21 Years in Prison
One of the defendants behind the darkweb vendor account “Dopeboy210” received a 21-year prison sentence for distributing more than 800,000 counterfeit pills through the darkweb. Dopeboy210, before law enforcement seized the account, held a top spot on Alphabay for counterfeit Adderall and oxycodone distribution.
LSD Supplier "Jesus of Rave" Potentially Compromised by Law Enforcement
In a message shared on various darkweb forums, the gammagoblin team warned users that law enforcement had potentially arrested one of the oldest and most prolific LSD distributors on the darkweb.
Duo Indicted for Selling Homemade "Research Chemicals" Online
A couple from New Jersey were indicted for producing various peptides and related substances and selling them online as research chemicals, according to a recently filed indictment and announcement from the United States Attorney’s Office.
Market Update: Yellow Brick Market Adds Auto-Encrypt and Plans for XMR
In a post on Dread, a Yellow Brick Market staff member announced a minor update to the market as well as upcoming plans to support transactions made with Monero. They also applied for a spot on dark.fail, one of the few sites providing updated onion links to darkweb markets, forums, and other services.