Earlier this year, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia arrested a drug trafficker suspected of being an “active member” of a group selling drugs to buyers on the internet in exchange for Bitcoin. They issued a press release in October.
Florida Man Arrested for Producing and Sharing Child Pornography
A Florida man was caught in a child pornography investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations. Special agents showed the video to the suspected child abuser’s wife who immediately identified the suspect as her husband.
Elysium Case: Motion to Suppress Evidence Failed
According to a motion by the lawyers of two suspected Elysium staff members, evidence gathered from electronic devices should be suppressed due to a so-called “fault warrant.” The judge denied their claim and allowed the use of the evidence in court.
Man Sentenced for Uploading Child Pornography to Dropbox
A Louisiana man was sentenced to 67 months in prison for uploading sexually explicit pictures and videos of children to a Dropbox account. Dropbox, in this case, appears to have notified law enforcement of the contents of the man’s cloud storage account.
DoJ: Dream Vendor "CokeWave" Arrested in California
Two men from Sacramento, California, were indicted in an eleven-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on October 11. According to the indictment, both men sold cocaine and marijuana on Dream Market.
Trial for Suspected Darknet Drug Dealer Begins in Bavaria
On October 10, the trial for a 33-year-old alleged darknet drug trafficker began at the District Court of Ansbach. The suspect has been accused of buying drugs on the darknet to resell on his own account.
Flugsvamp 2.0 Admin Busted in Sweden
According to the National Unit Against International and Organized Crime, the administrator of the Swedish darkweb market “Flugsvamp 2.0” has been arrested for several drug trafficking offenses. Little information, other than what one news outlet published, has been made available at this point.
Gary Davis Admits Role as a Silk Road Admin
Gary Davis, aka Libertas, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics in connection with his role as a Silk Road administrator. No information about a plea agreement has been revealed at the time of the announcement.
Illinois Man Headed to Trial for Selling Xanax on the Darkweb
In roughly one year from now, a 23-year-old will appear in court for a jury trial in an unusually large Xanax distribution case. According to the indictment, the suspected darkweb drug dealer earned hundreds of thousands of dollars dollars in Bitcoin by pressing and selling Alprazolam bars.
Maryland Man Enters Guilty Plea in Fentanyl Distribution Case
A man from Gambrills, Maryland, pleaded guilty to possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute after getting caught ordering 10,000 fentanyl pills from a vendor on the darkweb. He told the court that he had spent $10,000 in cryptocurrency on the drugs.