A Connecticut man was sentenced to 170 months in prison for selling fentanyl analogues on the darkweb.
U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden sentenced Barry Duclos, 43, of Norwich, Connecticut, to 170 months in prison for selling fentanyl analogues through a vendor account on Dream Market and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
On July 30, 2021, a jury found Duclos guilty of seven counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of fentanyl analogues; one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and carfentanil; one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon; and one count possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Prosecutors presented evidence in court identifying Duclos as the Dream Market vendor “1nolefb1.” According to information revealed in court, Duclos operated the account from approximately September 2017 through February 2018. A 39-year-old man in Tennessee fatally overdosed after using cyclopropyl fentanyl he had ordered from Duclos on Dream Market.
Law enforcement officers arrested Duclos at his residence on February 12, 2018. A search conducted at Duclos’ home resulted in the seizure of unknown quantities of fentanyl, carfentanil, and a laptop. Prosecutors told the court that Duclos had used the same laptop to access his vendor account on Dream Market. During the search, officers also found a YHM rifle and ammunition. A state court had convicted Duclos of the sale of narcotics and theft, rendering Duclos a prohibited person.
After completing his custodial sentence, Duclos will remain under federal supervision for three years.