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Teenager Sentenced to Community Service for Ecstasy Importation

A teenage drug dealer who admitted leading a drug trafficking organization in the Bailiwick of Jersey was sentenced to almost 400 hours of community service for drug trafficking and drug possession. The sentence was considered unusual by some reporters as the prosecution requested several years of imprisonment and some of the jurors agreed with the requested prison sentences. Officers of ... Read More »

German Dealer Sentenced to 45 Months After Informing on His Customers

In late August, a judge in Germany sentenced a 47-year-old man from Enschede to three years and nine months in prison for selling drugs on the dark web under the name “Johnny Cash.” According to information provided by law enforcement, the man informed on numerous co-conspirators, customers, and even an owner of the darknet marketplace he had been using to ... Read More »

Arkansas Man Sentenced to 96 Months for Downloading Child Pornography

In an Arkansas courtroom, Judge Timothy L. Brooks sentenced a Springdale man to 96 months in federal prison for downloading and viewing child abuse content from dark web forums and other file sharing networks. The case made headlines for the usual reasons and, perhaps, for an unusual reason; the convicted pedophile stored child abuse content on an SD card in ... Read More »

North Carolina Playpen Member “amoura” Sentenced to Federal Prison

According to Andrew Murray, the United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, a man from Asheville, North Carolina was sentenced to nine years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. In addition to the prison sentence, the Asheville man will spend the remainder of his life on supervised release as a registered sex offender. According to ... Read More »

Ohio Man Sentenced to Life for Fentanyl Distribution

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Elliot Morrison, an Akron, Ohio, man was sentenced to life in federal prison in a Cleveland courtroom for fentanyl distribution that resulted in at least one fatal overdose. The man, Ryan “TJ” Sumlin, had connections to both a massive research chemical supplier in China and another fentanyl dealer from Akron previously covered in DeepDotWeb. Sumlin ... Read More »

Austrian Vendor “AustriaNarcos” Sentenced to Seven Years

According to investigators at the Department of Drug Trafficking at the Federal Criminal Police Office, a young man living in Lower Austria controlled several dark web vendor accounts and distributed drugs throughout Austria and “half of Europe.” The man, unemployed and living at his mother’s house, had earned more than 300,000 euros through the drug trade. The Federal Criminal Police ... Read More »

Dream Vendor “DoggFood” Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

On August 14, 2018, U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced a former United States Postal Service employee to seven years in prison for distributing heroin, buprenorphine, and cocaine on the darkweb. The man, last May, admitted that he had been operating a dark web vendor account on the Dream marketplace for roughly one year. Although the man’s heroin led ... Read More »

New York Man Sentenced to 20 Months for MDMA Importation

A man from Rochester, New York, was sentenced to 20 months in prison for importing approximately 237 grams of MDMA from a supplier in Germany between March 23, 2017, and March 31, 2017. New York Homeland Security Investigations agents arrested the man on March 31, 2017, for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. A press release from the U.S. ... Read More »

Attempted Frag Grenade Buyer Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

The UK’s National Crime Agency announced that a so-called “career criminal” was sentenced to life in prison for attempting to purchase three grenades on the dark web and for an assortment of drug crimes. Paul Christian Stellato, 47, used Alphabay under the pseudonym “cocaineking247” to purchase three fragmentation grenades from an Alphabay vendor. The NCA’s press releases made it difficult ... Read More »

German Men Sentenced for Shipping Packs for a Dark Web Vendor

A lengthy investigation in the town of Leonberg in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg led to the arrest of two drug traffickers suspected of shipping hundreds of grams of marijuana and hashish to customers in Stuttgart, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and even Nuremberg. In a recent sentencing hearing, both (now convicted) drug traffickers received lenient prison sentences that the presiding ... Read More »

Nurse Sentenced to 5 Years for Dark Web Related Drug Distribution

United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that 43-year-old Matthew Justin Sykes was sentenced to 5 years in prison for illegally distributing opiates and other drugs while working at a drug rehabilitation center in Virginia. Sykes illegally acquired drugs from the dark web and made illegal prescriptions as a way of distributing the drugs. ... Read More »

Alphabay Employee “Trappy” Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

Only months after the alleged owner of Alphabay had died in a prison cell in Thailand, the United States found and indicted the Alphabay staff member “Trappy.” On August 1, 2018, U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May sentenced the Alphabay to almost four years in prison for conspiracy to commit access device fraud. U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May sentenced ... Read More »

Former PlayPen Member Sentenced to Life in Prison

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rose sentenced a former member of the darknet child abuse forum “PlayPen” to life imprisonment and another 10 years on top of the life sentence. Both the judge and an Assistant United States Attorney called the man’s crimes the worst he had ever seen and that the only fitting sentence was life imprisonment. No other ... Read More »

Dream Vendor ‘Drug Commander’ Sentenced to 9.5 Years in Prison

According to an announcement from court officials in Bavaria, a judge in a Coburg court sentenced a 30-year-old darknet vendor to nine and a half years in prison and mandated drug and alcohol rehabilitation for running an international drug operation. The case ended roughly eight months after the eventful police chase and subsequent arrest in November 2017. The defendant still ... Read More »