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Portland Couple Charged in Interstate Marijuana Conspiracy

A duo from Portland, Oregon, allegedly engaged in a large scale interstate marijuana and cocaine trafficking conspiracy. The case involved the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—something infrequently seen in many of the recent drug cases covered by DeepDotWeb. The ATF, according to court documents, let the investigation into both suspects after one suspect purchased a firearm for the ... Read More »

Operation Dark Gold: 17th Suspect Charged for MDMA Distribution

According to a press release from United States Attorney Ron Parsons, a South Dakota man laundered thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin and bought numerous packages of MDMA from darknet vendors. The defendant, John Edward Monette, 49, was charged in connection with the recent federal investigation into darknet vendors known as Operation Dark Gold. Homeland Security Investigations, court documents revealed, ... Read More »

Two German Dealers Charged for Fentanyl Distribution

In the summer of 2017, a German law enforcement operation took media outlets by surprise. The operation, conducted by German special forces, also surprised two suspected darknet fentanyl and carfentanil vendors. Neither expected the forceful removal of their doors on the morning of an otherwise normal day. The German Federal Police unit for Combating Serious Organized Crime and Terrorism, the ... Read More »

Maryland Man Charged for Selling Counterfeit Xanax on the Darknet

Federal authorities in Maryland have accused a Baltimore County man of selling millions of dollars worth of counterfeit Xanax pills on the darknet. He faces drug distribution charges, money laundering charges, and an assortment of charges for related crimes. The Baltimore Sun reported that newly unsealed court documents accused Ryan Farace, 34, of operating a lucrative vendor account on an ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Sussex Nurse Charged with Illegal Drugs she got off the Dark Web

A Sussex nurse has been charged with the illegal purchase and possession of dark web drugs which she procured and paid for online. Jamie Soteropoulos, a 36-year-old nurse is facing over seven drug charges some of which includes counts of illegal possession of narcotics and misuse of an online communication platform for illegal purposes. According to the investigation, Soteropoulos procured ... Read More »

Wisconsin Woman Charged for Buying Oxycodone Online

According to a complaint filed by Wisconsin authorities, a United States Postal Service employee intercepted a package of oxycodone addressed to Jamie Lynn Soteropoulos, 36, on April 27. The postal worker pulled Soteropoulos mail records and discovered that she had received 640 packages within two years. Waukesha County Circuit Court charged the woman with seven drug charges for allegedly buying ... Read More »

Another Utah Man Charged in Pharma-Master Case

The Pharma-Master case keeps getting larger, as the pile of evidence keeps stacking in favor of the prosecution, and the number of superseding indictments keeps climbing. In late April, charges filed in U.S. District Court accused another Utah man of working with Aaron Michael Shamo aka Pharma-Master. According to the charges, Jonathan Luke Paz helped the “nation’s largest fentanyl trafficking ... Read More »

Australian Woman Charged for Fentanyl Importation

According to a press release published jointly by the Australian Border Force and Australian Federal Police, a Brisbane woman appeared in Brisbane Magistrate’s Court on April 13 for drug trafficking and importation related offenses. Late last year, the press release revealed, the Australian Border Force (ABF) intercepted an MDMA package that someone in the United Kingdom had shipped to the ... 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 »

Two Pennsylvania Men Charged for Fentanyl Distribution

Jamil I. Chapman and his nephew Nasai J. Chapman allegedly used the darknet to import fentanyl and carfentanil from China to their residence in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Authorities announced that, in total, the men had ordered *fentanyl packages on seven occasions and received between 400 and 500 grams of the drugs. The investigation began in 2017 after a neighbor reported ... Read More »

Three Austrians Charged for Darknet Distribution

In late 2017, the Salzburg National Police Directorate (LPD) raided the home of a suspected darknet drug dealer. The suspect is a 26-year-old from the Pongau district of Salzburg, Austria. Authorities accused him of buying drugs on the darknet to use and to resell. The investigation, they revealed, found that the suspected vendor had used the darknet to sell drugs ... Read More »

Pedophile Charged for ‘Child Porn’ and Ordering Fentanyl

Recently unsealed court documents from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio revealed that Ryan D. Kluth—a 47-year-old from Marion County—ordered fentanyl from the darknet for an unusual reason. He told investigators that he had been ordering fentanyl and carfentanil from China in an effort to curb his desire to access child abuse content. In October 2017, ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

20-Year-Old Charged With Possession of Darknet Drugs in Bedroom

An investigation into a homicide case led authorities to the doorstep of Joseph Benner who appeared to have supplied Xanax pills ordered from a Darknet marketplace to his victim. An investigation revealed that Benner was well familiar with the online marketplace considering the fact that he had been ordering between 200 to 2,000 pills per month. With belief that his ... Read More »