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Adderall Vendor “addy4cheap” Sentenced to 52 Months in Prison

A drug dealer who sold counterfeit Adderall pills on the darkweb under the username “addy4cheap” was sentenced to 52 months in prison.

According to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, a District Court judge sentenced Tyler Pham, 39, to 52 months in prison for conspiring to distribute between 15 and 45 kilograms of pills containing methamphetamine.

A picture of Tyler Pham

Tyler Pham

Court documents revealed that Pham and six co-conspirators sold counterfeit Adderall pills on the darkweb from May 2019 through December 2019. Investigators linked Pham to a vendor account under the username “addy4cheap.” Addy4cheap had profiles on Empire Market and Cryptonia Market, among others. As of December 10, 2019, addy4cheap had completed 3,665 transactions on Empire and 140 transactions on Cryptonia. Based on an analysis of addy4cheap’s reviews on Empire Market, investigators believe Pham received approximately $482,572.10 in sales for about 44,872 pills.

Between August 2019 and December 2019, investigators conducted 20 controlled purchases from Pham’s vendor accounts on Empire and Cryptonia. In total, law enforcement officers received 767 fake Adderall pills from addy4cheap. The pills weighed approximately 268 grams in total.

A picture of Feds stocked up on methamphetamine during the investigation.

Feds stocked up on methamphetamine during the investigation.

The investigation into addy4cheap, according to an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint and arrest warrant, began in August 2019 after law enforcement officers intercepted a package of fake Adderall pills. Investigators interviewed the intended recipient of the package.

“The individual stated that he had on multiple occasions purchased Adderall through a [darknet market] known as the Empire Market from a vendor using the moniker addy4cheap. He did not think that the pills that hid were pharmaceutical grade as he had a prescription for Adderall and the tablets from addy4cheap were different from those that he had been prescribed. The individual stated that he received the tablets via U.S. Mail and that the retum address on the packages from addy4cheap was in Fairfax, Virginia. The individual provided agents with the tracking number from his most recent purchase from addy4cheap on the Empire Market.”

Investigators observed several negative reviews left by addy4cheap’s customers on Empire Market. Some examples of the negative reviews are as follows:

  • “Tested positive for meth with simon a/b test”;
  • “Not Adderall. Pressed pills. Tested positive for meth”;
  • “Dishonest vendor. Says its authentic adderall and sends meth and sugar pressed into an “Adderall” shape. I Took this to study and ended up not sleeping for two days. It sucked. Do not buy”, and
  • “I tested the pills, and they contain meth. I was pretty upset since he advertised them as 100% authentic. I messaged him, and he mid the most he could offer me was a 15% dimount. Just beware buyer these are Meth pills.”

Law enforcement officers conducted undercover purchases from addy4cheap from late August 2019 through November 27, 2019. During the investigation, law enforcement officers observed Pham and his co-conspirators mailing packages that resembled the packages shipped by addy4cheap. After receiving the pills, analysts tested the pills and confirmed the presence of methamphetamine.

In September 2019, law enforcement officers at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport contacted investigators about Pham. During a search of passengers, a K-9 unit purportedly hit on a piece of Pham’s luggage that contained $30,000 in cash. Law enforcement seized the money.

On December 9, 2019, feds raided Pham’s house and the residences of Pham’s co-conspirators. The search team found roughly 200 counterfeit Adderall pills in Pham’s house that resembled those sold by addy4cheap. In one co-conspirator’s residence, “investigators found over 6,000 peach tablets weighing approximately 2.2 kilograms which resemble those advertised on “addy4cheap” vendor pages and those received by law enforcement through controlled purchases.” In the same residence, officers found multiple envelopes, bags, raisin boxes, printers, and other materials consistent with the packaging materials used by addy4cheap" Approximately 400 grams of MDMA tablets, marijuana, vape cartridges, a money-counting machine, and U.S. currency were also found.

After Pham’s arrest in 2019, a judge signed off on a personal recognizance bond, allowing Pham to avoid pre-trial detention. Pham then fled to Vietnam in an attempt to avoid prosecution. The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security returned Pham to U.S. authorities on November 16, 2021.

A picture of Pham appeared on a ‘wanted by the FBI’ poster.

Pham appeared on a ‘wanted by the FBI’ poster.

In April 2022, Pham pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances. Pham’s co-conspirators pleaded guilty to charges related to the conspiracy and were sentenced to over 13 years in prison combined. A U.S. District Judge sentenced Pham to 52 months in prison on July 12, 2022.


Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth on the Darknet | archive.is, archive.org, justice.gov

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18 Comments
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9bc2d9a0 Wed, Jul 13, 2022

dude gets a judge to vouch his ass out of jail pending trial and skips bail to another country and still only gets 4 years?!?

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9b8d6cc0 Wed, Jul 13, 2022

FBI OPEN UP !!! GET DOWN, GET DOWN, GET DOWN !!!

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9d024690 Wed, Jul 13, 2022

he got tricked day one in prison and liked it!

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455b51f0 Wed, Jul 13, 2022

mf deserves it fuck him for selling fake addy.

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0ccb4960 Wed, Jul 13, 2022

Boring, rob banks online

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a0657b10 Thu, Jul 14, 2022

Sell fake pill presses - bad karma…

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0b677a60 Thu, Jul 14, 2022

fairfax has a pop of 22,565, must have been an easy catch. probably one or two post offices. thanks pham

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e97dd230 Thu, Jul 14, 2022

4 years dealing meth and fleeing LE but ross gets 2 life sentences

makes sense

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d9e37990 Thu, Jul 14, 2022

i always feel bad when i see gooks jammed up in illegal shit.

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caf27820 Thu, Jul 14, 2022

okay b ut how did the investigators figure out who was mailing the packages?

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186748d0 Sun, Jul 17, 2022

who knows it only says packages resembeled them hahaha

  • post linked at article ending says the head honcho was Dat Nguyen not Pham
    hmmmm

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44cb8850 Sat, Jul 16, 2022

This stupid fucking Gook selling fake adderalls? He’s a fucking piece of shit scumbag, that’s not cool.

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3db008a0 Sun, Jul 17, 2022

is there anyone who will lend BTC with a refund

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00beaf10 Mon, Jul 18, 2022

I notice that on this markets too many vendors sell fake pills,and this is not good. This is a scam, scam that play with life of the people

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6d2a07c0 Mon, Jul 18, 2022

racist to use a picture of a poc take this down

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c333cab0 Tue, Jul 19, 2022

Looking like he fresh out the boy band.

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988ca8b0 Tue, Jul 19, 2022

I feel sorry for the kids that buy these stuffs

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8993d0f0 Fri, Jul 22, 2022

week how did he get caught loser mofo and avada sell real stuff gay ass bitch

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