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Trio Admits Selling Psychedelics on the Darkweb

Three defendants admitted they played part in the sale and distribution of psychedelic mushroom analogues through the darkweb.

The defendants, 44-year-old James Verl Barlow, of Las Vegas, 35-year-old Matthew Taylor Barlow, and 42-year-old Jennifer Helen Campbell, both of Utah, admitted they had conspired with three others in the sale of kilograms of psychedelic mushroom analogues via various darkweb marketplaces under the usernames TripWithScience and PerfectShrooms.

In addition to powdered mushroom analogues, the vendors sold liquid psychedelic mushrooms in nine-milligram vials for approximately $20 each. The defendants operated the accounts from at least November 2013 to April 2021. They distributed 315 kilograms of powdered mushrooms and 3,200 kilograms of liquid mushrooms.

The investigation that resulted in the successful conviction of all three defendants began after law enforcement officers caught an Ohio resident who had purchased liquid mushrooms from TripWithScience.

The investigators established that TripWithScience had operated on a host of darkweb marketplaces, including Monopoly, Televend, Empire Market, Dream Market, and Dark Market. Further investigations revealed that James Barlow owned the TripWithScience and PerfectShrooms vendor accounts.

Barlow had recruited his co-defendants and tasked them with processing orders he received from buyers from all over the United States and Europe. Matthew Barlow and Campbell mixed the liquid mushrooms and shipped them to co-defendants tasked with packaging the drugs and shipping them to their respective buyers.

Each of the defendants was charged with one count of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute a psychedelic mushroom analogue.

James Barlow and Matthew Barlow admitted guilt on November 23, while Campbell pleaded guilty on November 22.

James Barlow also pleaded guilty to money laundering and agreed to forfeit approximately $15 million in cash and assets he acquired from the sale of the mushrooms. The items he is set to forfeit include millions of dollars in cryptocurrency, more than $500,000 in cash, a Tesla, and land worth more than $1.5 million.

Each of the defendants could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison on an undisclosed date.

The trio’s co-defendants Tony Du Phan of Tennessee, Ronald Royal Edward Brust, and Monet L. Carriere both of Las Vegas have not yet entered their pleas.

10 Comments
Anyone claiming to be a vendor is either a scammer or a fed. Click links at your own risk.
whoops
5887ffb0 Wed, Nov 24, 2021

Quit while you're ahead and don't $h!t where you eat. Seasoned criminals know this and get away with it.

EatingBeavers
53141590 Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Wow, nice fucking comment. ^

I would rather give my sincerest gratitude to the legendary vendor for fulfilling so many orders, for keeping customers happy, for bringing so much joy and amusement into our lives.

Cumguzzler
cc1354f0 Thu, Nov 25, 2021

15 million dollars from shrooms. Maybe it’s just me but after the first 5 mill I’d get the fuck out of there and enjoy life. Shit 5 mill can turn to 20 mill real quick with the proper investing. This just goes to show that people aren’t in it for the money, they like to have people that rely on them. It’s an amazing feeling seeing hundreds of sales come in a week. Fucked up system we have where only the government and big pharma is allowed to distribute drugs.

Cumguzzler
ce5555b0 Thu, Nov 25, 2021

15 million dollars from shrooms. Maybe it’s just me but after the first 5 mill I’d get the fuck out of there and enjoy life. Shit 5 mill can turn to 20 mill real quick with the proper investing. This just goes to show that people aren’t in it for the money, they like to have people that rely on them. It’s an amazing feeling seeing hundreds of sales come in a week. Fucked up system we have where only the government and big pharma is allowed to distribute drugs.

RR
619b7420 Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Man I always suspected this dude was selling analogous as "all natural " shooms. I hate when peoole do that shit.

5ht2a
d76e4f20 Fri, Nov 26, 2021

RIP to a hero. Hopefully they all get a short sentence, because these chemicals are very obviously THERAPEUTIC and TREAT DEPRESSION. And to all the wooks who still care about natural vs. synthetic - 4-AcO-DMT is metabolized into psilocin dipshits. It’s arguably a better pro-drug than psilocybin.

If this guy was guilty of anything, it was price gauging. Fuck the cops.

Why
0847f370 Fri, Nov 26, 2021

The Coinbase subpoena results showed Barlow had vanity wallet address 1Bar1ow5zwy47N5ZkRLhvaWvVYFKT8xg8q on the account. Through cryptocurrency analysis tracing, investigators learned that 1Bar1ow5zwy47N5ZkRLhvaWvVYFKT8xg8q shares private keys with vanity address 1TWS1XtNX9pwjWJSxnRarqiZhYWRHoUWs. Investigators believe this address is associated with TWS.

dogshit denier
10d21b30 Sat, Nov 27, 2021

¨It´s the greed that gets ´em.¨ ---Dead criminal. If you´re getting a cool 15 million from dealing shrooms you´re doing something wrong.

not
9e4a49c0 Mon, Nov 29, 2021

funny how we live in a world where "the law" is above all logic. Like what did he do to deserve spending his life in prison? Sold some drug that makes people see through an different perspective? Ok The real crime is if he sold that stuff as "organic" shrooms when it was some psylocibin analogue but even that isnt that bad

oh ok
2b7a0910 Mon, Nov 29, 2021

good - criminals like him deserve to be put in a cage.

now if youll excuse me, i need to go pick up my oxy script at the pharmacy

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