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Texas Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison

According to Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning, a 42-year-old Texas man received a 96 month prison sentence for selling methamphetamine and GHB through various online shops. United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Patrick Brian Mobley, one of the conspirators in a much larger drug trafficking conspiracy. Mobley disguised his drug sales ... Read More »

Suspended Sentence for Darknet Meth Buyer

At Rockingham Magistrates court, Daniel John Smith faced a prison sentence for ordering methamphetamine on the darknet, along with a host of additional charges. To the surprise of seemingly everyone in the courtroom, Smith ended up walking out of the courtroom with nothing but a suspended sentence and a handful of the usual conditions issued by the government. On August ... Read More »

Memphis Man Guilty of Ordering Meth and Alprazolam

In early September, Lawrence J. Laurenzi, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the conviction of a Memphis man for drug distribution crimes. The defendant, a 52-year-old named Duane Anthony Rouch, had trafficked and manufactured illegal substances through the darknet, using “cryptocurrencies”. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) tipped off Memphis Homeland Security (“ICE”) about incoming packages ... Read More »


As Meth Spreads in Hong Kong, Darknet Markets Cause Concern

In Hong Kong, drug treatment specialists and counselors are concerned that children and young adults are not getting the drug education they need. The problem, according to several specialists in the treatment field, comes from an increased level of availability and a decreased level of law enforcement intervention. Young people who would otherwise be unable to access drugs can do ... Read More »

Crystal Meth

New Zealander Imported Drugs, Tried To Produce Meth, Sentenced To Jail

A man from New Zealand was sentenced to prison for purchasing drugs from overseas countries and for ordering substances used for the production of crystal methamphetamine. He allegedly conducted all deals on the dark web. Leigh James Thomas, 30, of Himatangi Beach, New Zealand was sentenced to prison importing methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy along with substances and equipment used to make ... Read More »

Fentanyl Reported More Dangerous Than Meth

In April 2016, Pennington Country Sheriff Kevin Thom told at a state oversight council that meth use had “gone off the charts” and was “out of control” in parts of South Dakota. However, fentanyl, a synthetic substance 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, caused a new epidemic in multiple countries, including the United States and Canada, thus, many ... Read More »

Three Austrian Men Arrested for Meth Trafficking

Three men from Linz are under investigation for “commercial” drug distribution, according to the National Police of in Liz. The National Police of Upper Austria explained, in a press release, that the men sold drugs between Summer 2015 and February 2017. However, only one of the three confessed to the crime. The one suspect who admitted his guilt was a ... Read More »

Kansas Pizza Shop Owner Indicted for Meth Trafficking

In June, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced a 35-count indictment that accused a pizza shop owner in Topeka of drug distribution. The shop owner, along with nine co-defendants, used the shop as a front for methamphetamine distribution, the indictment outlined. Adolfo Barragan-Rodriguez, owner of Pronto Pizza in Topeka, Kansas, used the restaurant as a base of operations. From within the ... Read More »

Officials Blame the Netherlands for MDMA and Meth Influx

The Netherlands is well-known—even amidst law enforcement ranks—for being one of the main suppliers of MDMA and substituted amphetamines. So much so, users on drug market forums recommend avoiding buying any product from a vendor who either resides in or ships from the Netherlands. The packages draw too much attention. According to senior Austrian officials, the Netherlands is not doing ... Read More »

California Woman Sentenced for Shipping Pounds of Meth

In January, a California woman pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment that accused her of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. The plea agreement outlined the terms and stipulations of the methamphetamine trafficking charges and sentencing guidelines. Kimberly Roxann Braun, the 43-year-old defendant, agreed to sign the plea in exchange for a minimum of ten years imprisonment ... Read More »

Another Group Arrested After USPS Catches Meth Package

Akron, Ohio, left the DeepDotWeb front page only a two months ago for a Fentanyl drug crime. But the city name recently surfaced on other parts of it the internet for a new set of drug crimes. One example took the form of a grand jury indictment that included 49 names and methamphetamine trafficking in and out of Akron. The ... Read More »

Arkansas Duo Received Meth Via USPS, Explained Everything to the Police After Arrest

On Wednesday, December 14, Judge Timothy L. Brooks sentenced two Arkansas locals for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. US Attorney Kenneth Elser announced that Allen Dwight Gailliot and Leslie Erin Curtis received 151 months and 121 months in federal prison, respectively. DEA officer Christopher Kevin Sears filed a criminal complaint against the duo in early 2016. According to the criminal complaint(s), ... Read More »

Michigan Man Arrested After Meth Package Detected

As methamphetamine usage is on the rise in Michigan, so is the importation of a much more pure product from outside the state, a local news outlet says. In 2016 alone, more than a dozen federal search warrants have been issued for such inbound packages. In an unfortunate testament to law enforcement’s growing knowledge of drugs in the mail, a ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendors PlutoPete and RichieRich Sentenced to 5 Years

According to the British NCA: One of the Silk Road’s most renowned British vendors and his business partner have been sentenced to a total of ten years after an NCA investigation uncovered the buying and selling of a catalogue of illegal drugs, including crack cocaine and methamphetamine. The pair publically claimed they were running a legitimate business selling legal highs. ... Read More »