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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 »

Judge Refuses to Suppress Evidence in Dark Web “Murder-for-Hire” Case

An Illinois judge denied a motion to suppress evidence filed by the attorney of a woman suspected of paying a so-called “murder-for-hire” site on the dark web to kill a romantic rival earlier this year. The suspect, according to her attorney, had made statements to the police during an interview after being denied her right to counsel. Video evidence revealed ... Read More »

Texas Judge Rejects Plea Deal in Dark Web Child Pornography Case

A Texas judge rejected the plea deal of a federal agent who had been using a dark web child abuse forum to download and access illegal pictures and videos. The agent was caught during a federal investigation into members of the forum. Richard Gratkowski, a 40-year-old Homeland Security Investigations agent living in Texas, had used a child abuse forum accessible ... Read More »

Dublin Man Sentenced to Prison in Alphabay Explosives Case

A Dublin man was sentenced to five years in prison for membership of an unlawful organization in connection with an Alphabay explosives case. Both of his co-defendants, at an earlier court appearance, were found not guilty of the same charge and ultimately left the courtroom as free men. Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy of the Special Criminal Court sentenced Jonathan Hawthorn, ... Read More »

Another Drug Smuggler Arrested in “Johnny Cash” Case in Germany

In the ongoing case against drug smugglers connected to the darkweb vendor “Johnny Cash,” German law enforcement officers have arrested yet another suspect with assistance from a co-conspirator who became an informant after his arrest. Police have arrested nearly a dozen suspects using only the information provided by the informant. The suspect, a 26-year-old from the Netherlands with a residence ... Read More »

High Court Judge Dismisses All Charges in New Zealand Drug Importation Case

An Auckland High Court judge dismissed all drug charges against a member of a prominent wine-making family after ruling that a conviction would unfairly impact the man’s future and career in the wine industry. A New Zealand court had already convicted and sentenced the once-successful businessman after he admitted ordering at ketamine, methamphetamine, and cocaine from a vendor on an ... Read More »

Charges Dropped Against Teen in Bavarian Ecstasy Trafficking Case

Earlier this year, a Neuburg man was arrested and accused of ordering more than 250 ecstasy pills from a vendor on the darkweb after a package of ecstasy was investigated by German law enforcement. However, the intended recipient denied ordering any drugs. Due to a lack of incriminating evidence, the judge at a recent hearing at Bavarian District Court terminated ... Read More »

Dream Vendor “TheDrugLlama” Investigated in Fatal Overdose Case

While awaiting extradition to the Southern District of Illinois for allegedly selling more than 50,000 fentanyl pills on a darkweb market, a San Diego, California, woman found herself at the center of several fatal overdose cases in the same county. One case, in particular, has attracted media attention as one of the faces of the so-called ”opioid crisis” in San ... Read More »

Pedophile Avoids Jail in Darkweb Child and Animal Abuse Case

After a jury at Worcester Crown Court found a local pedophile guilty of three counts of producing child abuse images and one count of possession of an “extreme pornagraphic” picture depicting the abuse of an animal, a recorder sentenced the man to a two-year suspended sentence. The man had downloaded an unknown number of explicit pictures involving children from the ... Read More »

Judge Orders Evidence Suppression Hearing in “Fentmaster” Case

A federal judge in New York, following a motion to suppress evidence filed by the attorney of an alleged dark web vendor, scheduled a pretrial suppression hearing that could drastically change the outcome of the case. Court documents revealed that federal investigators may have ignored the suspected drug dealer’s requests for an attorney during an interrogation that led to an ... Read More »

OxyGod Case Update: Two Suspects Enter Guilty Pleas

The case against the Dream fenantly vendor “OxyGod” changed course in late August after two defendants entered sealed plea agreements, leaving the primary defendant in somewhat of a precarious position. Judge James V. Selna of the Central District of California sealed the plea agreements, transcripts, and all related documents of both co-defendants in the OxyGod drug distribution case. The primary ... Read More »