Empire Market Vendor "chlnsaint" Pleads Guilty

~3 min read | Published on 2023-04-14, tagged Darkweb-VendorPleaded-Guilty using 542 words.

A Florida man admitted distributing large quantities of a wide variety of drugs through the dark web and the encrypted messaging application, Wickr.

Chaloner Saintillus


According to court documents, from August 2019 through August 2020, 35-year-old Chaloner Saintillus of Delray Beach, Florida, sold fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone, oxymorphone, and other opioids on the now-defunct Empire Market through the vendor name "chlnsaint". He sold the drugs under the username "showstill" on Wickr.
As investigations by the Northern California Illicit Digital Economy (NCIDE) Task Force revealed, Saintillus' put no effort into securing his drug trafficking operation.
According to the criminal complaint, the investigators launched the investigations in April 2020. The investigators made multiple undercover purchases from the vendor during the investigations. The first purchase, made on April 12, 2020, provided the investigators with enough information to link Saintillus to chlnsaint.
Tracking information revealed that the drug package was mailed from a Self Service Kiosk (SSK) in a post office at Delray Beach, Florida. Surveillance images obtained from the kiosk, booking photos, and a Florida Department of Motor Vehicles image revealed that the package had been mailed by Saintillus.
USPS records later revealed that there were three accounts associated with Saintillus. Two of the accounts directly linked Saintillus to Chlnsaint.

First USPS Account



Second USPS Account



Third USPS Account



Internet searches of Saintillus' name led the investigators to posts on two discussion forums by a user named Chaloner Saintillus, that was also using the email [email protected]. The investigators also found Saintillus' image used as the profile photo for a user going by the name "Chlnsaint" on a dating site. There is a Twitter account opened in 2009 under the username @chlnsaint and the name Chaloner Saintillus.
The investigators made nine additional undercover purchases from the vendor through Empire Market and Wickr. USPS surveillance images revealed that Saintillus mailed seven of the nine drug packages received by the investigators.

The undercover purchases


Further investigations revealed that the postage of four of the undercover drug packages had been paid for using a Wells Fargo debit card. Information from Wells Fargo bank revealed that the account associated with the card was Saintillus'. Saintillus had also been using the card to make regular purchases from the USPS for postage.
The investigators conducted Surveillance of Saintillus on October 8, 2020. They followed him to a post office and saw him mail a package. The investigators seized the package and acquired a search warrant for it. The package carried 7 grams of a white substance that tested positive for fentanyl.
The investigators executed a search warrant at Saintillus' residence on October 26, 2020. The search led to the seizure of large quantities of drugs, approximately $25,000 in XRP, a loaded firearm, and over 2,000 rounds of ammunition in a suitcase.
Saintillus fulfilled more than 1,100 orders on Empire Market. On April 6, 2023, he pleaded guilty to 12 counts of distributing controlled substances.
Saintillus will be sentenced on July 10, 2023. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $12 million.

Comments (32)


Clown caller2023-04-14
95e37455

🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡

pacho2023-04-16
cd8c1dfe

perrroossss

83098309382023-04-14
a26407aa

it seems he is the only one who sold real oxycodone in the dark web

uwybd2023-04-19
699b3a4e

wowwwwwwwwww

the dentist king2023-04-14
069e3688

the teeth! WTF?

MDDA2023-04-16
237ce99d

Is Gold, I Think So. :D:D

Elon Musk2023-04-14
c67df9de

how can i be homophobic? my bitch is gay

TheClassClown2023-04-23
cf860c77

is this actually elon or is it a phoney?

Osama Bin Laden2023-07-31
f4894477

it is actually Elon

failed2023-04-14
e2a40763

$25,000 in XRP, There is a good use for them shitcoins in the end.

Revolt 2023-04-18
a297d16f

and what would your recommendation be on a proper way to use them shitcoins?

desnake2023-07-25
09b06bed

convert to xmr you dumbass

urmum2023-04-14
b9b9fc2f

lolololololol

DUMBIE2023-04-15
605f4dd3

I thought using @SSN# was good because it wasn't taken

nonames2023-04-18
f2fc4390

lol this dude is a example of what not to do when ur selling lol moron omgggggggggg

jhndoe2023-04-15
91b7b8c4

Homie used an almost complete abbreviation of his real name as his DNM vendor name... lolol

Space Orbiting Fruit2023-04-15
d49d55d0

Perfect example of what not to do as a vendor. He fucked up so bad It's almost comical. I hope there are a lot more vendors like this around to keep LE busy.

chlnsaint2023-04-15
cf891dde

1. wut. 2. ok, so this is who buys XRP

alsochlnsaints2023-05-17
696bf25c

LMFAOOO im dead

Chlnsaint2023-07-31
a84cff63

I bought XRP yes, but I meant to buy XMR.... got my letters mixed up guys.

Captain Obvious2023-04-15
87008b46

Well fuck, maybe you shouldn't use your name on everything that directly ties you to your crimes while committing them using tor on your windows OS. Look at the bright side, low hanging fruit like this helps others with good opsec stay out of the hands of LE.

what an imbecile2023-04-17
1dfb7832

my god keep more idiots like this coming so that they keep LE busy

close ur mouth dah2023-04-17
778085f9

its like hes deliberately showing off those teeth

Negan2023-04-17
69c021eb

Sometimes shit happens... Bye bye....

pplrdumbwereicumfrom2023-04-18
64c3a626

It took them 6months to bust him It's like they get paid by the hour

Truth2023-04-19
c8cca22b

Low hanging fruit. I'm interested in the stories, if there are any, of the vendors who get popped who aren't mental midgets.

Ray Epps neighbour2023-04-19
cf1a95a9

Maybe he was NarcoBoss 2.0 South Florida detachment? FBI trying to get a fake 13% gang together since their "Patriot Front" fake white supremacist were busted all climbing into a Uhaul truck with FBI bullhorns and preppy chino pants a golf shirts with people yelling "Feds" at them just like Jan. 6 LOL!

digitalthief2023-04-29
e2171fe6

OK SO FIRST, WHEN YOURE DOING ILLEGAL SHIT, YOU USE A FAKE IDENTITY, AND AVOID DISCUSSING ILLEGAL SHIT ON PUBLIC CHANNELS TAKE KEY NOTE OF THAT. AND ALSO BE AWARE OF GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE AND HAVE GOOD OPSEC PRACTICES. ALSO DON'T FUCKING USE WICKR ITS OWNED BY AMAZON YOU USE SESSION MATRIX OR SIGNAL DUMB FUCKS.

guess2023-05-02
87787122

his teeth looks like cheese chips

desnake2023-07-25
9261d41b

I thought it was the golden bubblegum sold in bads at gas stations

Dashawn2023-05-18
8aa78b41

Ah sheeeit! He dindu nuffin man!

818a2023-06-30
009a61c2

fakeeeeeee