Kansas City Man Imprisoned for Distributing Meth and Heroin

~1 min read | Published on 2024-03-02, tagged Darkweb-VendorSentenced using 212 words.

A Kansas City Man was sentenced to a decade in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine and heroin through the dark web.

U.S. District Judge Greg Kays sentenced 35-year-old John M. LeCoque after he admitted that from May 2020 through August 2021, he made over $10,000 per month from the sale of illicit drugs on the now-defunct White House market via an undisclosed vendor profile.
DEA investigators made two undercover purchases of methamphetamine and heroin from LeCoque in 2021. After identifying LeCoque, they executed a search warrant at his residence on May 27, 2021. The investigators found and seized undisclosed quantities of methamphetamine and heroin. They also found a handgun and ammunition locked inside a safe.
A review of LeCoque's vendor account revealed that by May 2021, he had fulfilled 279 orders. The orders had resulted in the distribution of a total of approximately 604 grams of methamphetamine and 234 grams of heroin. LeCoque announced he would make his final sale via the vendor account in August 2021.
LeCoque was charged in an eight-count indictment in April 2022 and arrested a month later. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin on August 16, 2023.
In addition to the 10 years in federal prison, LeCoque was ordered to forfeit $22,000 acquired from his drug trafficking operation.