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NCA Fentanyl Investigation Goes After UK Dealers Product and Distribution

The National Crime Agency (NCA) launched an investigation into the recent report concerning the distribution of fentanyl drugs to around 30 countries. The drug vendors were all located within the United Kingdom. Following the high demand for this potent drug, vendors responded by producing them through any available means. The dark web has made it easier for sellers and buyers ... Read More »

Customs Seizes 110 Pounds of Fentanyl in Pennsylvania

Only days after state and federal law enforcement agencies rounded up five major fentanyl suppliers in eastern Pennsylvania, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) seized more than 110 pounds of fentanyl at a port in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The seized fentanyl, according to CBP agents, was worth almost $2 million. Pennsylvania is not a stranger to fentanyl. Nor is the state unfamiliar ... 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 »

Dealer Arrested for Forcing Ex-Girlfriend to Overdose on Fentanyl

An alleged darknet opioid dealer has been arrested for assault and robbery after attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend. According to a statement taken by authorities in a small town in Washington, Zachary Lowell Madding, 29, had texted his former girlfriend about a “drug that could help her wean off opioids.” When the woman came to pick up the drug in ... Read More »

Michigan Man Accidentally Sent His Friend Fentanyl Instead of DMT

On June 14, 2018, a 28-year-old from Grand Rapids, Michigan, pleaded guilty to willfully causing the distribution of a controlled substance. The now-convicted Grand Rapids man, Jay Rickert, had helped a female acquaintance obtain DMT from a supplier on the internet. Rickert’s friend later fatally overdosed on what federal investigators later identified as fentanyl. The supplier had seemingly shipped Rickert’s ... Read More »

Fentanyl Dealer to Spend Two Decades in Prison

An announcement from United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon of the US Attorney’s Office of the District of South Carolina revealed that a Charleston district judge had sentenced a fentanyl dealer to 20 years in prison for distribution of fentanyl that resulted in death. After the incarceration, the defendant—a 61-year-old—will spend another five years on federal supervision. The defendant, Robert ... Read More »

Fentanyl Analogue Dealer Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison

United States District Judge John A. Kronstadt sentenced a 33-year-old Riverside man to 312 months in federal prison for trafficking acetyl fentanyl. Because the drug operation led to at least one fatal overdose, the defendant faced a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 20 years. The charges only involved a single fatal overdose, but investigators connected several more deaths to the ... Read More »

British Dark Web Fentanyl Gang Captured, Trial Set

Three brits who operated a dark web drug business are now in line for a jail sentence after admitting guilt to selling fatal fentanyl across the globe through a mail order system they set up. Those arrested included: 22-year-old Jake Levene, of Turner Close, Wakefield, 45-year-old Lee Childs of Bedale Court, Morley, Leeds and Mandy Christopher Lowther, a 21-year-old from ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor UKBargins Admits Running Fentanyl Operation

A recent press release from the UK’s National Criminal Agency revealed that three suspected darknet vendors admitted running the Alphabay account “UKBargins.” According to their own admissions recently made in court, the trio distributed fentanyl, carfentanil, furanyl-fentanyl, butyr-fentanyl, and other fentanyl analogues from December 2016 up until their April 2017 arrests. Customer lists seized during law enforcement raids led to ... Read More »

Fugitive Fentanyl Analogue Dealer Indicted in Chicago

After two years on the run in Mexico, Rolando Estrada, 42, returned to the United States to face furanyl fentanyl importation and distribution charges. His arrest and extradition involved collaboration between the United States Marshals Service, the Federal Police, Federal Immigration Agents, and other law enforcement agencies. Estrada, according to 2016 court documents, imported fentanyl analogs from a chemical company ... Read More »

Will Dream Market’s Fentanyl Ban Save Lives?

Dream market recently issued a ban on fentanyl sales and surprised many users in the process. The decision to ban fentanyl came somewhat unexpectedly. All Dream updates have taken place quietly, but many feel that banning fentanyl goes against the very nature of the Dream administration. The list of banned products has looked the same for several years. And although ... Read More »

Three Alleged Fentanyl Dealers Busted in Ohio

Authorities in Summit County, Ohio, arrested three suspects for oxycodone and marijuana distribution. The suspects, according to police, had been receiving packages of oxycodone pills through the mail and reselling them. Later, Summit County officials terminated the case and named all three suspects in a new indictment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and one count of possession ... 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 »

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 Found Guilty in Fatal Fentanyl Conspiracy Case

A federal jury in Nashville, Tennessee, found three men guilty of participating a fentanyl distribution conspiracy based in Madison during an 8-days trial.. The men are now waiting for their prison sentences alongside another five co-conspirators who had previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the fatal distribution conspiracy. The charges carry mandatory minimum prison sentences of 20 years. All ... Read More »