Heroin Vendor Bestman365 Sentenced to Prison

~2 min read | Published on 2021-11-10, tagged Darkweb-VendorSentenced using 331 words.

A Maryland man was sentenced to seven years in prison for selling heroin through a vendor account on the darkweb.
According to court records, 44-year-old Russell Ramseur, of Maryland, sold heroin on the darkweb from at least April 2014 until December 2015. Ramseur admitted operating a vendor account under the username “Bestman365” on the Pandora and Agora darkweb marketplaces. It appears as if Ramseur controlled the following accounts as they shared a PGP key (‘0x8E8A1347A9E769AE’), according to records on Recon:

  • Expressman on Agora;
  • Expressman on Evolution;
  • Bestman365 on Agora;
  • Bestman365 on Pandora
  • kingofcokeman on Agora and;
  • MRGOOD247 on Dream,

  • During the investigation into Ramseur’s drug trafficking operation, investigators intercepted at least nine packages of heroin. Police also found $13,000 in cash during a search of a house owned by one of Ramseur’s co-conspirators. Ramseur had told the police that the seized cash was the result of his heroin trafficking operation.
    Investigators estimated that Ramseur had distributed between one and three kilograms of heroin during his operation. They estimated this number based on the reviews on the Bestman365 account and the “the length of the drug trafficking conspiracy.” Ramseur agreed that, based on that estimation, it was “reasonably foreseeable” that he had sold between one and three kilograms of heroin.
    Ramseur pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin. On November 9, 2021, US District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced him to seven years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.

    DNL note: Although the so-called “Dark Market and Digital Currency Crimes (DMDCC) Task Force” seemingly came into existence last month after the CaliClaire sentencing, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has credited them for the succesful conviction of Bestman365. The task force includes all of the usual federal investigative agencies (USPIS, FBI, ICE-HSI, DEA, IRS-CI, USSS, etc) as well as the Defense Criminal Investigative Service which is the investigative arm of the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General.

    Comments (13)


    Why do markets reveal every transaction?


    Why does Recon exist you know the feds are using it to layer more charges against people. Fuck Recon


    Recon is LE, so is Dread if you have not figured it out yet. He got caught cause of chainanalysis. The death of lots of trailblazing pioneers from days long ago forgotten by the community. Forgotten by everyone but law enforcement that is.


    WHEN was this guy arrested? Recon and Dread are not the feds. The feds would not have moved everyone off of reddit and on to dread, which is basically what happened. If the feds engineered that, they're stupider than anyone though and that'd be saying something because they're pretty stupid.


    are you slow? this is exactly, and i mean exactly, what the feds do. fuck. its called a fucking honeypot. fuck!


    @above I'll pull the court documents and do an article if they reveal anything


    All relevent documents are sealed and the complaint contains only the charges. It appears as if the co-conspirator raided by the feds is directly linked to the some part of the investigation though.


    it was a domestic at the co-conspirators house then all those LE teams locked on. blockchain just confirmed it all.


    you saying digital distributed, decentralized, public ledger can be tracked?!?!?!?!? WHO THE FUCK KNEW!


    if you don't get it just yet I will tell it myself paris is an informant for the fbi and dread and recon is full of glow


    are you fucking retarded they put him in handcuffs and arrested him


    privacy That is how they went about carrying out his arrest. How he was caught and the arrest are two completely different sets of actions.


    **ProGamerMove** right here.