El Dorado Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Selling 25i-NBOMe

A U.S. District Judge sentenced Elijah Richter, 28, of Camino, California, to ten years in prison for the distribution of 25i-NBOMe that resulted in a fatal overdose. Richter, according to court documents, had purchased 25i and other substances on the now defunct Silk Road darkweb marketplace.

In 2012, Richter had ordered a “number of doses” of25i from a Silk Road vendor in Europe. The vendor had shipped the product to Richter’s residence in El Dorado county. Jesse Roberts, an associate of Richter, picked up the product and resold doses to customers in and around El Dorado county.

 Roberts and Richter in their booking photos

Roberts and Richter in their booking photos

One of the customers, a juvenile identified in court documents as “A.A.,” purchased and ingested four doses of the drug. Unlike most well-known psychedelic substances, 25i is potentially lethal in high doses and is one of the most dangerous NBOMe compounds. Although experienced users will know the difference between an NBOMe tab and an LSD tab, new users are much more likely to mistake the substances. This is especially true when a dealer sells NBOMe compounds as LSD.

A.A. fatally overdosed on four tabs of 25i in late 2012. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office investigated the juvenile’s death.

They executed a search warrant at Richer’s home and recovered:

  • 2.61 grams of MDMA;
  • three digital scales;
  • 3.81 grams of suspected hash oil;
  • 42.25 grams of marijuana;
  • 89 pink colored tabs of suspected 25i-nBome on blotter;
  • seven additional tabs of suspected 25i-nBome in aluminum foil;
  • a handwritten list of drugs and their proper dosage units.

Richter later admitted to supplying the hits of n25i-nBome that killed the 16-year-old. Roberts was prosecuted by the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office for one count of involuntary manslaughter. On March 3, 2017, a judge sentenced Roberts to six years in prison.

In January 2020, Richter pleaded guilty to a single count of distribution of a controlled substance causing the death of a person. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller, on May 5, sentenced Richter to ten years in federal prison.

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bf7b8520 Tue, May 12, 2020

Damn 10 yrs

d99ffe00 Tue, May 12, 2020

Only 10 years and 6 years? This is fucking murder. Fuck anyone who sells something and labels it as something else. They should get life.

8a48af20 Tue, May 12, 2020

Not to mention he was fucking 16 years old… Literally murdered a child. Their combined sentence is 16 years, they will be out in the time he lived his life and can live more. I fucking hate this shit. People like this should be thrown into a hole, they knew, the fucking KNEW they sold poison. How the fuck is this not first degree murder? Fuck the injustice system. This is absolutely disgusting and fuck the double jeopardy laws, they should be retried for fucking first degree murder. What an absolute joke, this pisses me off so badly. As someone who loves acid, the kid was just looking for a great time, instead died. My heart goes out to the parents, I can not even imagine the loss they are going through. Fucking scumbags I hope they get shanked in prison.

926c48c0 Tue, May 12, 2020

straight outta compton brother, shank thoxe baddies

81b0b9c0 Tue, May 12, 2020

A reply to injustice…. People are not knowledgeable about the substances and how dangerous they are. I have done nbome many times and I was not aware either. This was not pre-meditated murder… as you can see by what was collected at the house, the amount of drugs they have was very small scale. They were small scale dealers, friends of friends most likely… and i would count this death closer to an accidental overdose. Is there a 3rd degree murder? They indeed mislabeled the tabs as lsd which they should not have done…. but it isn’t really first degree murder either, they certainly did not mean to kill this boy…. and generally speaking … there aren’t SO many nbome deaths around (not to say it isnt dangerous).

8f500310 Wed, May 13, 2020

This was in the early days of the dm and a lot of people were uneducated about nbomes. But that does not excuse resellers from not going the extra mile to learn exactly what they purchase for resale and to properly educate end users.

44391f90 Wed, May 13, 2020

good, theres rules, and they broke them. Everybody knows nBome is terrible and can cause death like this and the people who lay it don’t give a flying fuck about the dosage.

b44ddeb0 Thu, May 14, 2020

there is alot more to this story… When the kid died nBome wasnt even illegal… yup they indicted these guys after the law changed… one case is state the other Fed… The Fed Case look at the dates.. the feds waited 6 years to indict him… 6 years its now 2020 and he has to start his 10 for something that happened 8 years ago that wasnt even illegal! Any of you screaming lock him up! put him! away should be ashamed of themselves. This exactly whats wrong with the American criminal justice… We have more americans locked up then all other countries combined! and your screaming lock him up?? you dont even know these people?!

26b29b60 Fri, May 15, 2020

It is crazy to see this guys face in the news yet again. I don’t really get it. He did 6 years, now hes doing 10, is it for the same crime?

8d8b0a10 Sat, May 16, 2020

I assume after spending 6 years awaiting sentencing, he’ll get 6 years time served… then the remaning 4 he needs to serve he’ll probably do half.

f5b8f9e0 Sun, May 24, 2020

You people screaming “lock him up” are the same kind of people that were burning witches in the 17th century. Nothing in this article said that they lied to anyone about what the substance is, so don’t accuse them yet of selling something that it’s not. Go to your local pharmacy and literally every item you see on the shelf has in some way been associated to a human death. There’s almost nothing in the known universe that hasn’t been associated with a human death at some point. There are nearly a million NBOMe users worldwide. Every state in the US including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and even some military bases at some point have had NBOMe. Every major city in the US had thousands of units being distributed. You hear one headline about it being associated with a death (which I am highly suspicious of) and it forever blocks you from considering that maybe it was as powerful tool that helped people cure lifelong anxiety and...

964f2c10 Sat, Jun 6, 2020

Filthy hippies. Couldn’t be bothered to learn what it was they were selling. To busy taking it and not showering.

9faa1a00 Sun, Jun 14, 2020

Imagine spending probably hundreds of bitcoin on the first silkroad buying nbomes, small amounts of hash and mdma and you end up killing a friend, go to jail for 10 years when you could have just held those cheap coins and became a millionaire legally. sad

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