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Two Former Cedar Falls Men Sentenced in Carfentanil Drug Case

Two former young men from Cedar Falls, who were arrested for buying and selling elephant tranquilizers on the dark web, have been sentenced. The two bought what they believed were prescription tablets on the dark web but later learned the pills contained carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer. Evan Paul Sage, 20, and Cameron James Lensmeyer, 21, who are currently living in ... Read More »

Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Dark Web Carfentanil

A man pleaded guilty to the possession and selling of Carfentanil- a Schedule II Substance; he allegedly acquired from a dark web marketplace. According to the police, the man was arrested and charged after an investigation to a teen’s overdose case pointed them in his direction. Carfentanil can be considered to be the most dangerous fentanyl analog, as it is ... Read More »

First Shipments of Carfentanil Confirmed in Singapore

In Singapore, media outlets have learned that carfentanil from three arrested dark web drug traffickers shipped through customs and, in doing so, became the first confirmed report of carfentanil in Singapore. The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) warned individuals in a press release that a dark web drug syndicate from England shipped carfentanil to at least 400 buyers. A number ... Read More »

Iowa Drug Dealers Convicted of Carfentanil Distribution

Two Iowa men pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit oxycodone pills on the darknet. Like many of the counterfeit oxycodone sold on the darknet or on the streets, these pills contained the fentanyl analogue carfentanil. In February, a federal grand jury indicted Cameron James Lensmeyer, 20, and Paul Sage, 20, for possession of carfentanil with intent to distribute, along with similar ... Read More »

San Diego Darknet Dealer Admits Carfentanil Distribution

In early April, a former darknet vendor from San Diego pleaded guilty to buying and selling controlled substances via the darknet. Sky Justin Gornik, 39, had been selling drugs for years before federal agents raided his home and discovered fentanyl, carfentanil, ketamine, and other assorted illegal substances. After Gornik’s late 2017 arrest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District ... Read More »

Connecticut Man Charged in Carfentanil Distribution Case

Nearly one week after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Connecticut police raided one of the northeast’s largest carfentanil pressing labs, David Reichard, 29, was charged for possessing heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin. He appeared before federal Magistrate Holly Fitzimmons and consented to detention without prejudice. According to Lindy Urso, the man’s attorney, Reichard had a drug ... Read More »

First Carfentanil Reports Surface in Austria

A drug clinic in Austria revealed that they detected carfentanil in drug samples they had tested between October and November 2017. Although the widespread use of carfentanil has been majorly limited to various countries, Austrian authorities have prepared for an influx of so-called “synthetic opioids” through the darknet. The United States maintained the “opioid epidemic” image long before carfentanil emerged ... Read More »

USAO Sees San Diego’s First Carfentanil Trafficking Case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California, according to a press release on the Attorney’s site, is currently prosecuting a case involving the mail-based distribution of carfentanil, fentanyl, and ketamine. For the Attorney’s Office, this case marks a milestone in prosecution history; this is their first local case involving carfentanil. Postal seizures in this case began in ... Read More »

Vendors in Germany Dealt with Carfentanil and a Biological Weapon

At an unspecified date in “mid 2017,” the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) identified a so-called “group of darknet dealers” and needed the assistance of a special unit of the Köln (Cologne) public prosecutor’s office. They called upon the Central Contact Point for Cybercrime in North Rhine-Westphalia (ZAC NRW). The suspected darknet dealers gave investigators a case with what law ... Read More »

North Dakota Man Serving Three Years for Buying Carfentanil on Alphabay

In June, 20-year-old Jesse Erickson of West Fargo, North Dakota, landed in the middle of an ongoing DEA, local police, and Cass County Drug Force investigation. They arrested him at his home where they had caught him with carfentanil. According to local news sites that covered the case, Erickson told police that he had also ordered MDMA that was to ... Read More »

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Pennsylvania Grand Jury Indicts an Alphabay Carfentanil Vendor

A grand jury indictment from August 1 accused an Alphabay vendor of conspiracy to distribute two drugs, along with the distribution of another three. The vendor, a Florida resident known as “Gman19635” on Alphabay and Robert M. Gilner by the United States government, faces a maximum sentence of a lifetime in prison, and a mandatory minimum based on his priors ... Read More »

Researchers Record Norway’s First Carfentanil Case

A researcher at the department of drug use at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health recently confirmed the first carfentanil seizure in Norway. In March, a 15-year-old died of an overdose on a substance that, at the time of the death, remained unknown. The 15-year-old died with a small vial labeled C-50 in his room. The police reported that the ... Read More »

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RCMP: China Might Not Help With North America Carfentanil Problem

In August, Canada Border Service announced the seizure of a carfentanil package. Governments worldwide recognized that the hyper-potent, fentanyl fully-synthetic opioid was a considerable threat. The darknet drew media attention as the initial “source” of the chemical. China was then recognized to be the real source. But Canadian officials believe that China may not be easy to work with. “Cocaine ... Read More »

US Government Concerned with Carfentanil as a Chemical Weapon

Opioids and opiates, specifically heroin and fentanyl, have been making regular and continuous news appearances. Overdoses and deaths do not go unreported. Heroin laced with fentanyl carries the spotlight, for the most part. However, hyper-potent fentanyl analogs are rapidly becoming the center of attention. In June, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) intercepted a 1KG package of carfentanil headed towards Alberta. ... Read More »

Police Intercept Package in Mail Containing 1kg of Carfentanil

A news conference held by the RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) explains the details on how an intercepted package of carfentanil has led to charges laid against a Calgary man. The conference, held on the 9th of August, let the public know that CBSA agents confiscated the package at the Vancouver International Mail Centre en route to Alberta ... Read More »