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West Virginia Man Sentenced to Prison for Reselling Meth

A West Virginia man was sentenced to 120 months in prison after admitting he participated in a conspiracy to resell methamphetamine purchased on the dark web.

According to court records, 29-year-old Van Gregory Barrows, of Bowden, West Virginia was sentenced after he pled guilty to a three-count indictment. Barrows admitted that in addition to reselling methamphetamine purchased on the dark web he unlawfully possessed firearms and ammunition.

Barrows was arrested on November 17, 2017, after investigators from the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Pennsylvania State Police executed search warrants at a hotel in Ross Township, Pennsylvania. Barrows and his accomplices were found in the hotel room.

The search resulted in the seizure of an undisclosed quantity of methamphetamine, drug packaging and distribution material, electronic devices, and multiple firearms. Barrows was as a result arrested and taken into custody for questioning.

On being interviewed Barrows allegedly admitted that three of the seized firearms were his and that he was an unlawful user of methamphetamine. He also told the investigators that he purchased large quantities of methamphetamine on an undisclosed dark web marketplace and that he and his accomplices in West Virginia resold the meth once it was delivered.

Barrows told the investigators that he had gone to Pennsylvania to convert the proceeds of meth sales into bitcoin that he would have used to place a meth order on the dark web. The defendant even told the investigators of an incoming meth package that was going to be delivered to the Ross Township hotel. The investigators intercepted the package and found out that it carried approximately 226 grams of meth. Barrow’s confession was also supported by evidence found in his electronic devices.

Barrows was, as a result, charged in a three-count indictment, on March 31, 2018. The indictment charged him with one count each of attempting to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition by an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

Senior United States District Judge David S. Cercone sentenced Barrows to 10 years in federal prison on October 2, 2021. The prison sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release.

5 Comments
Anyone claiming to be a vendor is either a scammer or a fed. Click links at your own risk.
chatty cathy
e96c9000 Sat, Nov 6, 2021

the thing about meth is ... when you do meth all the time, you kinda talk... a lot. to anybody. about anything.

An Observation
f985fe70 Sun, Nov 7, 2021

Anyone noticed that very high portion of arrested people over such convictions are 29 years old including Ross Ulbricht? We know that is mainly related to the millennium generation but why exactly 29 years old "coincidence" ?

Some nonsense
4bafcb00 Mon, Nov 8, 2021

Maybe it's the new "Club 27", only for Darknet people.

~ Chip ~
093e7bf0 Mon, Nov 22, 2021

So this guy, and Ross. Who else? I’ll start paying attention to the ages from now on, and even review some old busts just to see if you’re onto something. I love me a good conspiracy theory. Though Chatty Cathy called it. He was spun, rather nicely, it sounds like.

He wanted to be the most cooperative suspect they’ve ever seen. You get not only chatty, but overly or overtly Helpfull!

I know I do. I’ll hold a door, and then someones coming in the other way, “Uh! Let me just get that for you, there you go,” just in time for someone else to be leaving. You can get stuck in a situation like that!

But seriously, I think that age is just the age around when guys think they’re men, but still have the boyish illusion of indestructability, do some of the most daring shit in their life. I know I did. You think you’re almost 30, hell you’re a Man now! Only you’re not. Not a mature one anyway.

I wish they’d share more of how low a hanging piece of fruit this guy was. Was he using the same Post office, week after week? That bad habit grinds my gears. I’ve been a monthly buyer of M+H since 2012, and still to this day, I get vendors 2nd and 3rd orders with the exact same return address and everything.

fakenews
c0d6b740 Tue, Nov 16, 2021

fake new there is no meth on the markets just RC's !!!

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