U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that Marcus Lenard Armstrong, 35, of McDonough, Georgia, was sentenced to 120 months in prison and three years of supervised release on drug trafficking conspiracy charges, for buying the deadly synthetic opioid “U-47700” on the dark web using cryptocurrency.
Finnish Teen Accused of Running Darkweb Operation
Police in Eastern Uusimaa, southern Finland, are investigating a wide-ranging criminal scheme involving suspected illicit drug sales via the encrypted Tor network, part of the so-called Dark Web.
Finnish Police Seize Subutex from Suspected Darkweb Vendors
Law enforcement in Finland arrested two alleged Subutex vendors in Pirkanmaa and Northern Finland. According to a publication from Finnish authorities, the men sold thousands of pills on the darkweb between 2017 and 2018.
DOJ: MH4LIFE Admits Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy
The couple behind the darkweb market vendor accounts MH4LIFE, TRAPPEDINTIME, FASTFORWARD, and MRHIGH4LIFE have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances in an Ohio court. Both were arrested during Operation Darkness Falls.
Pharma-Master Charged in New Fatal Overdose Case
According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah, Aaron Michael Shamo aka the Alphabay vendor known as “Pharma-Master” sold fentanyl to an individual who fatally overdosed in 2016. Shamo’s fentanyl-laced “oxycodone” pills caused the overdose, prosecutors claimed.
Russian Law Enforcement Arrested a Darkweb Drug Dealer
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia arrested a drug trafficker suspected of being an “active member” of a group selling drugs to buyers on the internet in exchange for Bitcoin. They issued a press release in October.
DoJ: Dream Vendor "CokeWave" Arrested in California
Two men from Sacramento, California, were indicted in an eleven-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on October 11. According to the indictment, both men sold cocaine and marijuana on Dream Market.