TheCommission Admits Selling Drugs on Empire Market

~2 min read | Published on 2021-12-20, tagged Darkweb-VendorGeneral-NewsPleaded-Guilty using 433 words.

A California man admitted selling drugs through a vendor account on Empire Market.
Hunter Daniel Secrest, 27, of California, and known co-conspirators operated a darkweb vendor account with the username “TheCommission.” Secrest and his co-conspirators used the vendor profile to distribute a wide variety of drugs to customers on Empire Market, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and Xanax. The guilty plea, which allows for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, covered one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics.
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Secrest admitted to creating the vendor account on Empire Market in April 2020. Investigators from the Northern California Illicit Digital Economy (NCIDE) Task Force established that TheCommission had fulfilled more than 800 orders worth a total of more than $200,000 by June 2020.

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Investigators arrested Secrest and his accomplices on June 27, 2020. They established that the defendants had sold or possessed with the intent to distribute a total of 752 grams of heroin, 45 grams of morphine, 11 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 600 grams of cocaine, 277 grams of valium, 285 grams of alprazolam, 35 grams of Adderall, 1.6 kilograms of a substance with detectable amounts of fentanyl, and 93 grams of a substance with detectable amounts of methamphetamine.
On December 15, 2021, Secrest pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics. His sentencing hearing is set to take place before United States District Court Judge John A. Mendez on March 22, 2022. Secrest could be sentenced to a maximum of twenty years in prison and a $1 million fine.

[DNL: Seems surprising such an accomplished vendor managed to catch and enter a plea to a single count of a drug crime.
Although the arrest warrant ordering Secrest was returned executed on June 27, 2020, some of TheCommission’s customers reported oddities as early as June 18 or 19.
One Dread user wrote:
The wickr account has been compromised as far back as the 19th at least. No response at all the 18th, then late on the 19th it was active and scamming people. Not sure if that was LE or not. The pack never sent.

The user added that the person in control of the Wickr account on June 19 also had access to the account on Empire. “I told him something during our convo that he posted on his Empire page.” TheCommission never shipped a package ordered on June 19, according to the customer quoted above.
One user wrote that after switching to the new Wickr, TheCommission” respond[ed] to product questions."
But in response to the above comment, another user wrote that he had no issues with TheCommission after switching to the new Wickr account.

Comments (11)


The lack of common sense is unbelievable !! Coinbase, Paypal, Google, ATT&T Account. Using the same drop, the gas station. Having a fucking partner, unless one of them had the connect and the other thought they had some tech skills. Vending should be a solo operation ALWAYS !! The only person that should know you move product is the connect, period. Why anyone thinks or wants a partner shows a weakness. It says to me they're scared to roll solo. I get if you're running something out on the streets like a trap or a delivery service, but on the DM, nah. What people don't get is your "boy", "homie", "partner" will be the first to snitch you.


lls nah fr but at the same time her only partner was the connect


lls nah fr but at the same time her only partner was the connect


Totally agree about the partner. That at minimum doubles your risk of getting caught. Very dumb


direct btc address to dea from personal registered coinbase account instantly cashed out to real paypal and then transfer direct to personal bank account. what could go wrong. W T F and, STOP USING COINBASE


Crazy. Why did the feds go after this vendor? Why did they choose him?


low-hanging fruit.... it makes their numbers look better when they can't catch everyone else


This v endor was sus aany fuck you


Whatever fuck your gang<333


re: DNL: "Seems surprising such an accomplished vendor managed to catch and enter a plea to a single count of a drug crime." ...this is a clear sign he cooperated with the investigation.


It was a lot more than a couple hundred sales when you consider the number of direct sales he must of done off the books on wickr.