Canadian Researchers Release Drug Route Identification Tool

Canadian Researchers Release Tool to Identify Successful Drug Routes
Following the lead of PriceOfWeed.com and StatsCan Cannabis Price Index, researchers with extensive background in darknet research developed a tool to survey drug buyers and vendors about their experiences purchasing drugs on the darknet. Read More

Leicestershire Man Sentenced for “Breaking Bad-style” Drug Operation

Leicestershire Man Sentenced for “Breaking Bad-style” Drug Operation
Paul Johnson, a former KFC employee, operated a multi-million dollar darkweb drug enterprise from the attic of his home in Leicestershire. He sold hundreds of kilograms of drugs and earned more than two million dollars through darkweb markets. Johnson will be spending the next eight years in prison. Read More

"Chang1927" Admits Selling Fentanyl Analogues on the Darkweb

"Chang1927" Admits Selling Fentanyl Analogues on the Darkweb
The U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia announced that a former resident of Richmond, Virginia, pleaded guilty to dark web drug trafficking. According to court documents, the defendant sold fentanyl and Adderall on darkweb markets under the pseudonym "CHANG1927." Read More

Freedom Hosting Admin Admits Child Pornography Charges

Freedom Hosting Admin Admits Child Pornography Charges
Eric Eoin Marques, the creator and administrator of Freedom Hosting, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to advertise child pornography. Freedom Hosting, at its height, was the largest Tor webhost and the FBI called Marques "the largest facilitator of child porn on the planet." Read More

“BudgetBudsExpress” Admits Selling Marijuana on Dream Market

“BudgetBudsExpress” Admits Selling Marijuana on Dream Market
Eric Friccero, a 29-year-old from Arbuckle, California, admitted selling marijuana on Dream Market under the username "BudgetBudsExpress," according to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force led the investigation. Read More

Darkweb Vendors are Still Blackmailing Customers

Darkweb Vendors are Still Blackmailing Customers
Desperate darkweb vendors have been sending extortion letters to customers since the Silk Road era. They threaten to spread false accusations or involve law enforcement unless the customer sends a certain amount of Bitcoin. Some vendors are actively blackmailing former Apollon Market customers. Read More

Amphetamine Vendor "Bestshop24" Sentenced to Prison

Amphetamine Vendor "Bestshop24" Sentenced to Prison
A 34-year-old from Saxony, Germany, was sentenced to two years and seven months in prison for selling amphetamine nasal sprays and speed paste on Nightmare Market. Law enforcement based the investigation on information provided by large-scale amphetamine suppliers in the Netherlands. Read More

Variety Jones Trivia

Variety Jones Trivia
Roger Clark⁠—known to many as Variety Jones—recently pleaded guilty to drug charges stemming from his central role in the operation of Silk Road more than six years ago. Independent researchers, though, had identified Clark long before the government had released Clark's name to the public. Read More