In roughly one year from now, a 23-year-old will appear in court for a jury trial in an unusually large Xanax distribution case. According to the indictment, the suspected darkweb drug dealer earned hundreds of thousands of dollars dollars in Bitcoin by pressing and selling Alprazolam bars.
DoJ: Maryland Men Admit Selling Almost 1m Xanax Pills on the Darkweb
Earlier this year, the Department of Justice announced Operation Dark Gold wherein several federal agencies investigated and arrested darkweb vendors. Two of those suspects have pleaded guilty to related Xanax distribution and money laundering conspiracy charges.
Press Release: Dream Vendor "TheDrugLlama" Caught in California
In a press release for the Southern District of Illinois, the U.S. Attorney announced the arrest of a California woman who had allegedly operated a Dream marketplace vendor account.
Arrested on August 27, 2018.
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Dream Vendor "5thAvenue" Arrested in DEA Operation
According to documents unsealed in the U.S. District Court in New Hampshire, two individuals were arrested in connection with an investigation into the Dream market vendor “5thAvenue.” One of the two suspects has been extradited to Florida as the primary suspect and alleged owner of the account and the second suspect is in custody in New Hampshire pending trial.
Press Release: Alphabay Vendor "Gman19635" Admits Fentanyl Trafficking
According to a press release from United States Attorney Scott W Brady, a Florida man pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and carfentanil, along with distribution of methamphetamine and carfentanil. He admitted selling drugs on the alphabay darknet market under the username “Gman19635.”
Dream Profile: MH4LIFE
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was joined by U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin Herdman and other Justice Department officials in Cleveland today to make the announcement, which included, at the time of their arrest in April, the most prolific dark net fentanyl vendor in the United States and the fourth most prolific in the world—MH4Life.
Robert Kiessling was the third-largest fentanyl vendor in North America as of early this year, based on number of sales. Kiessling was arrested in coordination with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada. A search of his residence uncovered fentanyl and other narcotics tied to the dark net scheme. He was released on bond in Canada and committed suicide.
According to court documents, MH4Life—Matthew Roberts and Holly Roberts, both 35 and of San Antonio—were charged earlier this year with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and other crimes.