Methamphetamine Vendor Sentenced to Prison

~2 min read | Published on 2023-04-22, tagged Darkweb-VendorSentenced using 345 words.

A North Carolina pair was sentenced to federal prison for conspiring in the distribution of methamphetamine and other drugs through the dark web and mail.

According to a press release by the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina, 40-year-old John Paul Roberts and Abby Renee Marks both of Asheville, NC, participated in the sale of meth through the dark web from at least October 2019 to October 2020.
Investigations into the duo's drug trafficking operation were launched in January 2020, following the interception of methamphetamine packages that were later linked to Roberts and Marks.
The investigations revealed that the pair purchased the meth from an undisclosed dark web vendor. They then mixed the meth with other substances and pressed the mixture into pills. They sold pills as Adderall on undisclosed dark web marketplaces. They allegedly distributed thousands of the pills to buyers throughout the United States.
In addition to selling the drugs through the dark web, the duo sold wholesale quantities of meth to local drug dealers. The investigators believe the duo distributed meth worth a total of at least $1 million.
A search of Marks' residence on October 13, 2020, resulted in the seizure of more than $194,000 in cash. Roberts' residence was also searched leading to the seizure of a shotgun and ammunition.
A few days after the execution of the search warrants, Marks surrendered 6.71 bitcoin and 707.04 Monero to the investigators.
The duo was charged in a 15-count indictment filed on June 7, 2022. Roberts was charged will all 15 counts, while Marks was charged with 13 counts of drug trafficking offenses.
They both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine in December 2022.
On April 17, 2023, Marks was sentenced to six years and 6 months in prison and Five years of supervised release.
US District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced Roberts to 12 years and 7 months in prison on April 20, 2023. His prison sentence will also be followed by five years of supervised release.

Comments (11)


and how were they identified? how did they fuck up?


wholesale quantities of meth to local drug dealers without proper OPSEC.


LE intercepted a package being delivered to offenders. After that, it's all observe and document.

holy cow2023-05-23

hello im looking for snake


selling meth as adderall thats karma


Howcome He got twice as much as much time?


it's north carolina. they sexist af and the judge was prob like "that lil lady just got caught up with the wrong man"


appears i need a product


what was their name as vendors?


"Guess I got what I deserved."

A guy2023-05-12

Dose someone see the Breaking Bad similaritys ???