A 22-year-old Santa Ana man was sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for selling counterfeit oxycodone pills on the darkweb under the username “OxyGod” as well as money laundering and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The defendant and two co-conspirators ran a massive drug distribution operation out of an apartment in Newport Beach, California, prosecutors said.
Federal Court Overturns Verdict in "finestdrugs.to" Case
A Federal Court in Germany overturned a verdict in the case against a drug vendor with shops on the clearnet and darkweb. Due to procedural errors made during the original trial, the defendant could have his sentence of ten years in prison reduced significantly, depending on the outcome of the new trial.
Darkweb Vendor Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Drug Distribution
Sky Justin Gornik, a 39-year-old from San Diego, California, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for selling dozens of different controlled substances on the darkweb. He previously admitted conspiracy to launder money through an array of cryptocurrencies including Monero, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Stratis.
Alaska Man Admits Illegally Selling Firearms Online
Ben Handley, a 25-year-old from Homer, Alaska, admitted selling illegally modified Glocks over the internet, according to a recently submitted plea agreement. The government accused him of using the darkweb and “darkweb email addresses” to ship all least 12 illegally modified firearms to one or more customers in the United States.
Alphabay Vendor "Amsterdoomed" Faces Four Years in Prison
A part-time taxi driver in the Netherlands faces up to four years in prison for selling drugs and firearms on Alphabay and other darkweb marketplaces. Officials revealed in court that the man had sold marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and nine firearms. The vendor argued that he had never filled an order and had simply scammed his customers.
Dream Vendor "BestBuyMeds" Pleads Guilty to Travel Act Violations
A Merced, California, couple admitted selling cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana through the darkweb. The couple pleaded guilty to a violation of the Travel Act, using the mail and internet to distribute controlled substances, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.
12 Suspects Charged for Drug Trafficking in "BigActionMan50" Case
At a district court in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, twelve suspects are facing charges for operating a massive drug trafficking network through the darkweb, according to a spokesperson. The 12 suspects, along with as many as eight unidentified co-conspirators, allegedly sold more than one million euros worth of marijuana through Dream Market and other darkweb markets.
Darkweb Vendor 2HappyTimes2 Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
Sam Bent, 33, of Saint Johnsbury, Vermont was sentenced to five years in prison for selling controlled substances on the darkweb under the username “2HappyTimes2” and for three counts of money laundering in connection with the drug trafficking conspiracy.
Darkweb Vendor "Gladyman" Charged for Meth Distribution
Lawrence Ross, a convicted felon from Bayshore, New York, faces charges for allegedly selling methamphetamine and ecstasy on various darkweb markets under the username Gladyman. According to court documents, Ross also distributed drugs through the encrypted messaging application Wickr.
Alphabay Vendor "ChemsUSA" Admits Fentanyl Distribution
Richard Castro, the man behind a number of darkweb vendor accounts on Alphabay and Dream Market, admitted selling carfentanil, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogues to customers throughout the United States using the darkweb. He also admitted money laundering more than $4 million in proceeds from his drug trafficking operation.