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Heroin Vendor “Bestman365” Sentenced to Prison

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,

A picture of Bestman365 had completed 2,123 transactions on Agora and 933 on Pandora.

Bestman365 had completed 2,123 transactions on Agora and 933 on Pandora.

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.

14 Comments
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87c81390 Thu, Nov 11, 2021

How was he caught?

fa9add84
74d62150 Thu, Nov 11, 2021

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

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e4d28f10 Sat, Nov 13, 2021

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.

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c8a61c00 Tue, Nov 16, 2021

ProGamerMove right here.

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ec025530 Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Why do markets reveal every transaction?

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58530e10 Thu, Nov 11, 2021

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

Fuck Recon

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2431f660 Thu, Nov 11, 2021

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.

edcc0420
115ec010 Thu, Nov 11, 2021

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.

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365ed580 Fri, Nov 19, 2021

are you slow? this is exactly, and i mean exactly, what the feds do.

fuck. its called a fucking honeypot.

fuck!

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a5e097d0 Thu, Nov 11, 2021

@above

I’ll pull the court documents and do an article if they reveal anything

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48917100 Thu, Nov 11, 2021

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.

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99562d20 Mon, Nov 15, 2021

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

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6ed0c8c0 Tue, Nov 16, 2021

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

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8f561670 Tue, Nov 16, 2021

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

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