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Fent Vendor “XanaxKing2” Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

A California man was sentenced to 360 months in prison after he was found guilty of distributing fentanyl analogues through the dark web.

US District Judge Michael A. Shipp sentenced 30-year-old Andrew Tablack, of Beverly Hills, California, to 30 years in prison. A jury convicted Tablack of one count of manufacturing, supplying, and possessing with intent to manufacture and distribute cyclopropyl fentanyl pills and one count of conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Fentanyl pills.

A picture of This picture, which is is frequently used in other fent-related articles, originally came from a DEA bust in this case IIRC.

This picture, which is is frequently used in other fent-related articles, originally came from a DEA bust in this case IIRC.

An investigation led by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) resulted in Tablack’s arrest and subsequent imprisonment. The task force’s investigation revealed that Tablack and his accomplice Stephan Durham, 43, masterminded a fentanyl pill production operation from California. According to court records, the duo produced and distributed fentanyl-laced pills from at least March 2017 through December 2017.

The duo produced and distributed hundreds of thousands of fentanyl analogue pills throughout the United States using a vendor account on a darkweb marketplace. Investigators identified Tablack as the vendor “XanaxKing2.”

A 2017 investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) resulted in the seizure of approximately 300,000 pills containing cyclopropyl fentanyl at a residence in Monmouth County, New Jersey. During the investigation, the DEA found packages of cyclopropyl fentanyl pills at other homes in Monmouth County. Investigators later identified Tablack as the source of the drugs.

A picture of Pill presses put you on a list.

Pill presses put you on a list.

Taskforce members examined shipping records and found that a company in California had purchased nine pill presses. The supplier of the presses had shipped them to an industrial property leased to the same company. Further investigation revealed that Durham, Tablack’s co-defendant, owned the company.

Investigators intercepted packages addressed to the property leased by Durham’s company. The packages, which originated in China, contained fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and other material used in the pill production process. Court documents revealed that the fentanyl supplier had disguised the drugs as food items or beauty products.

Police arrested both defendants in December 2017. Officers seized large amounts of cryptocurrencies, electronic devices, and a Rolls Royce Wraith during the raids.

  • Approximately 106,260.01646951 Waves seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • Approximately 275,000 Syscoin seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • Approximately 159,211.67613520 Shift seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • Approximately 95,016.989 Waves seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • Approximately 25,165.16586896 Ark seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • Approximately 7,268.81134075 OmiseGo seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • Approximately 17.48646464 Bitcoin seized on or about March 19, 2018;
  • Approximately $5,400.00 in United States currency seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • One 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith Sedan
  • One Apple iPhone 7 Plus, 32GB capacity, seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • One Apple iPhone 7, seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • One Apple iPhone 6 Plus (broken), seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • One Apple iPhone 6 Plus, seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • One Samsung Cellular Phone, seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • One Dell Inspiron Laptop, seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • One Ledger Blue Security Device, seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • Two Ledger Nano S Digital Currency Hardware Wallets, seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • One Apple iPhone SE, seized on or about December 20, 2017;
  • One Apple iPad Pro, seized on or about December 20, 2017;

A picture of A press seized by the DEA.

A press seized by the DEA.

During the height of the “XanaxKing2” operation, Tablack distributed approximately 400,000 pills every month.

In February 2022, Judge Shipp sentenced Tablack to 30 years in prison and three years of supervised release. The judge also ordered Tablack to forfeit the cryptocurrencies and electronic devices seized by law enforcement.

Indictment pdf

11 Comments
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8a756ae0 Sun, Feb 20, 2022

Since importing pill presses will always come with troubles due to its size and everything, is the solution is to make one’s own press and never buy one abroad?

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2a25e5a0 Sun, Feb 20, 2022

does usps and fedex just give le a list of pill presses imported? Do they record everything that comes from china?

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25b48fe0 Mon, Feb 21, 2022

Yes the feds monitor pill press orders or other items used for drug manufacturing.

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caaf64d0 Mon, Feb 21, 2022

30 years. While the sacklers remain free to this day

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d2558e00 Tue, Feb 22, 2022

How do people even bring Purdue and the Saclrs into this?? Do people realize that almost 0 overdoses come from legit RX oxycontin. Not only that but since 2010 Purdues medication was tamper resisdent, so people were getting “blues” (one of th biggst manufactures being Johnson and Johnson, but you dont ever here people etalking about them) I am addictd and have been on medication for years now, but I hat how people pretend that they were not doctor shoping going to multiple docttors to get more piills and telling there doctors that they needed more pills then they actually did. We live in a time where everything is someone elses fault. People and parents can just accept that someetimes sad things happen, but the idea that you went to a GP and they were trying to push Oxy on the patients is just not true. After a back surgery with my back still cut open I needed to go to ove 10 pharmacys to get 15mg oxy filled and that was almost 10 years ago now.

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b008fa50 Wed, Feb 23, 2022

@9ae8ad72 What’s with all the “kike” talk? I heard you were Jewish yourself.

@3d7
Thirty years is about what one should expect from flipping THAT MUCH fentanyl during a spell when the media have demonized it to this extent. That’s about as stupid as our racist buddy above.

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b863cd60 Wed, Feb 23, 2022

@9ae8ad72 What’s with all the “kike” talk? I heard you were Jewish yourself.

@3d7170aa
Thirty years is about what one should expect from flipping THAT MUCH fentanyl during a spell when the media have demonized it to this extent. That’s about as stupid as our racist buddy above.

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1c75cd40 Wed, Feb 23, 2022

Ya also sacklers oxycontin isnt addictive, same applies to sassoon opium. oy vey.

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51863fc0 Mon, Feb 21, 2022

I´ve been reading comments elsewhere about this story. A lot of people mention the Sacklers. Good. However, I also see comments saying fuck this guy, he´s a loser etc. While not necessarily disagreeing, it´s misguided to place blame on a business man who is selling the public what it wants. We must never forget that it is because of the war on some drugs that makes Fent. so dangerous. Fent is a godsend to people with end-stage illness.

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5cc99240 Wed, Feb 23, 2022

30 years is crazy. big pharma hates when people like this guy steal some of their customers so they have their government pals make an example out of them.

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