Two Dark Web Drug Dealers Imprisoned

~2 min read | Published on 2023-09-26, tagged Darkweb-VendorDrugsSentenced using 307 words.

The Plymouth Crown Court sentenced two men to a combined total of 10 years in prison for importing and reselling drugs they purchased through the dark web.

Jason Pierce and Callum Payne

According to the Devon and Cornwall Police, 56-year-old Jason Pierce and 28-year-old Callum Payne imported large quantities of cocaine and cannabis into the UK from the Netherlands and resold them on the streets.
The duo's drug trafficking operation was uncovered after cops found cannabis worth over £5,500 in Pierce's car following a short pursuit.
The pursuit ensued after Payne refused to stop. He took off and left the cannabis packages, his driver's license, and debit card inside the car.
The cops contacted the UK Border Agency and reportedly established that the cannabis packages had been mailed from the Netherlands.
The investigators consequently seized the pair's computers and phones. They somehow managed to crack the device's "high level of encryption." Access to the devices revealed that in addition to accessing the dark web, the duo had been purchasing and selling bitcoin. Conversations recovered from their phones revealed that they had been discussing their drug trafficking operation.
The investigations also revealed that Pierce ordered the drugs from the dark web and had them shipped to various addresses in the UK. Payne collected the packages and repackaged the drugs for resale.
The pair was charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and cannabis and entered not guilty pleas. A jury, however, found them guilty following a trial at Truro Crown Court.

Quote:Detective Inspector Steven Moorcroft, of Devon and Cornwall Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Branch
Devon and Cornwall Police would like to stress that such serious drug trafficking offenses will be investigated to safeguard the public from drug supply using the internet and mail services.

Pierce was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison. Payne was imprisoned for three years and four months.

Comments (21)

indian rape crew2023-09-28

"They somehow managed to crack the device's "high level of encryption."" by threatening to throw them in actual anal-rape prison if they didnt give up the passwords. it's ok for the government to threaten people with anal rape for victimless crimes maybe that fake UK poo-minister should be anally sodomized by violent insane (prison gay) gang members himself.


Is Acc Market legitimate?

i agree2023-10-18

this is based.


right on brother you tell em


He used to be my best mate

double oh 72023-09-29

Curly hair dude looks like a kike.


What kind of encryption were they using?


as stated above. Law enforcement can't CRACK ANYTHING. They threaten you do give up your keys and passcodes. This is just a way to scare people into believing that the dunces who become police are able to beat what the NSA can't...right...


If they've followed in the path of the US, they likely purchased the Cellebrite tools. Allegedly the spyware can crack iPhone and Android devices. And PCs aren't that hard when you physically have them.

Lone Wolf2023-09-29

Payne ran from the cops and I assume told on his buddy after getting caught, yet Pierce who didn't run from police ended up getting double the time on his sentence even though he wasn't the one responsible for Payne getting caught. Let this be a warning to anyone that wants to get involved in these types of activities. WORK ALONE!


Well said. Some would call me a paranoid schizophrenic with how little I trust others. (Though I don't involve myself in criminal enterprise, I mostly just do things that are unethical and in a legal gray area)

Joss Nesmith2023-09-29

Just having a phone is a mea culpa. That thing alone solves 90 percent of all crimes today.


what is the new website for drug dealer


this looks like breaking bad


>Somehow managed to crack the encryption Translation: Those two tards didn't use a hidden volume, spoke to authorities without calling a lawyer first, and gave up the password when they probably had legal protection against being coerced into doing so. 99% of people who get caught deserve to get caught.


yea...and we only hear about the stupid people who get caught...theres many more who follow good opsec and get away with it...


where they get bitcoins to purchase drugs

J Pinkman2023-10-09

Forget hidden volumes, use Tails on a USB stick. Much easier to destroy or hide it somewhere, and forget Bitcoin. Everyone should be using Monero. BTC is super easy to trace. XMR is not.

Common Fucking Sense2023-10-14

these retards were getting BULK WEED shipped internationally from the NL? Holy fuck, that is the most retarded thing you could possibly do, NL is the #1 most flagged country on earth, and pounds of fucking stinky, bulky ass weed? Its amazing these guys weren't caught the first week of operation, you dont get any dumber than this, holy fucking shit.


wow what a bunc of morons

Stop Self Snitching2023-12-01

#1 Work Alone #2 Use actual encryption #3 Use Monero But most important - STOP Snitching