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Operation “Darkness Falls” Brings Down the Biggest Fentanyl Vendor in the US

According to an announcement from the United States Department of Justice, a joint operation conducted by several branches of law enforcement led to the arrest of one of the most prolific fentanyl vendors on the darknet. The operation, codenamed “Operation Darkness Falls,” targeted fentanyl dealers both in and out of the United States. Matthew Roberts and Holly Roberts, two 35-year-old ... Read More »

Dark Web Vendor “MotleyFool” Admits Fentanyl Distribution

In August, one of the two defendants arrested for selling fentanyl on the dark web pleaded guilty to four felonies connected to fentanyl and opioid trafficking. The second defendant, although named in an original criminal complaint, will not be indicted as a co-conspirator. After the second defendant’s arrest, a judge allowed the pre-trial release of both defendants. The second defendant ... Read More »

Police Arrest Another Austrian Dark Web Drug Vendor

Police in Austria have arrested a 24-year-old man, the leader of a dark web drug ring. The suspect was in charge of a group of drug dealers supplying locals all across Austria, with the post as the main method of delivery. In total over hundreds of sales were made netting close to 300,000 Euros. On the darknet, the suspect used ... 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 »

Darkweb Vendor “Darkking22” Admits Fentanyl Distribution

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Pennsylvania, a man from Euclid, Ohio, has admitted to the crime of fentanyl distribution. He further admitted that he had imported fentanyl and fentanyl analogues from suppliers in China for distribution throughout the United States via the Dream dark web marketplace. Antoin Austin, a 28-year-old ... Read More »

Darkweb Vendor “GermanTeam” on Trial in Dortmund

On August 15, two brothers and an accomplice faced a judge in the Dortmund District Court for allegedly operating a dark web drug distribution operation. The appearance marked the first appearance in a trial expected to last through the month of November due to the severity and number of charges. According to the prosecution, the two brothers sold fentanyl, carfentanil, ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor “OlympusXans” Admits Selling Xanax and Fentanyl

A former darknet market vendor pleaded guilty to an alprazolam, methamphetamine, and cocaine trafficking conspiracy in Madison county, Alabama. According to the plea agreement, the man had been in possession of roughly 80,000 so-called “units” of alprazolam at the time of his arrest. Joseph William Davis, a 25-year-old from Madison county, Alabama, admitted selling tens of thousands of doses of ... 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 »

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 »

Zurich Police Seize Three Major Darkweb Vendor Accounts

According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Zurich, a “very complex” investigation led to the seizure of three of the most popular dark web vendors in Switzerland. The investigation led to the arrest of five individuals suspected of drug trafficking. According to the announcement found on the Public Prosecutor’s Office website, the Cantonal Police of Zurich helped arrest all five ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor “Zane61” Pleaded Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution

On August 8, a father and son from Staten Island, New York, pleaded guilty to selling fentanyl and other opioids through the dark web. The duo sold several fentanyl analogues, oxycodone, and fentanyl itself. According to information revealed in court, the father and son also admitted selling controlled substances that led to one buyer’s non-fatal overdose. The United States Attorney ... Read More »

Fentanyl Vendor “Zane61” to Accept Plea Deal, Lawyer Says

The attorney of a father and son accused of selling oxycodone and fentanyl on the darknet announced that both defendants will enter guilty pleas at their upcoming court appearance. As with many opioid dealers targeted over the last few years, both the father and son face mandatory minimum prison sentences of five years for admitting to a controlled substance distribution ... Read More »

Customer Arrested After Vendor Used the Wrong Stamps

In the District Court of Wolfratshausen, a 23-year-old from Bad Tölz, Bavaria, Germany, faced a judge for sentencing connected to a recent drug possession and drug trafficking conviction. The prosecution asked for a prison sentence of more than two years. The judge, though, after hearing the defendant’s side of the story, called the sentence proposed by the prosecutor “incomprehensible.” In ... 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 »

Sentence Cut in Half for Darknet Vendor After Rehab Proposal

Only days after receiving a prison sentence of almost 10 years for running a darknet drug distribution operation, Rhett D. learned that a judge had seriously considered his request for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. As a result of that serious consideration, the convicted vendor will have the opportunity to leave prison completing his sentence. Rhett D., known only as the ... Read More »