An Illinois man was sentenced to 132 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to resell methamphetamine purchased on the darkweb.
According to court documents, from at least September 1, 2016, to February 21, 2017, Brock A. Purdy, 34, of Springfield, Illinois, and his accomplice Brendon Richardson, conspired to distribute large quantities of meth. The duo purchased the meth on the darkweb and had it shipped to their residences. They used an undisclosed encrypted messaging application to keep their drug trafficking operation hidden.
Prudy was placed under pretrial detention in March 2018. He was indicted in May 2018 and pleaded guilty in January 2020. On May 31, 2022, Purdy was sentenced to eleven years in federal prison. The sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release.
Prudy’s accomplice, Richardson, was sentenced to six years in federal prison in January 2020.