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Jury Trial Scheduled for Alleged Darkweb Xanax Vendor from Illinois

A suspected Xanax vendor was arraigned on drug trafficking and money laundering charges in a hearing at the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. According to a Department of Justice press release, the suspected darkweb vendor’s first court appearance had taken an unusual turn when, instead of arraigning the man, the judge delayed the next hearing ... Read More »

Maryland Men Admit Selling Xanax and Laundering Bitcoin Worth Millions

In a case directly connected to the Department of Justice’s Operation Dark Gold, two Maryland men pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a multimillion-dollar Xanax distribution operation and a massive Bitcoin laundering conspiracy. On July 3, the Department of Justice announced the arrests of more than 30 different suspected darkweb drug dealers and their co-conspirators. Dubbed “Operation Dark Gold,” ... Read More »

Pennsylvania Man Charged With Distributing 12,000 Xanax Pills and Other Drugs from the Darknet

An 18-year-old man known as Noah Hendricks, of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, was recently charged in August with distributing a variety of drugs he had obtained from darknet drug markets. Noah Hendricks, the son of Selinsgrove Borough Council Vice President Shane Hendricks, had already been in prison for much of this year related to drug robbery case. His bail was eventually revoked ... Read More »

Colorado Man Arrested for Selling Xanax on the Dark web

Western Colorado Drug Task Force investigators arrested a Colorado man suspected of pressing his own counterfeit alprazolam pills and selling the pills on various dark web markets. The suspected dark web vendor had allegedly informed the police that he had been selling on the Darknet but had “only made a few sales.” According to The Daily Sentinel, Mesa County Sheriff’s ... 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 »

Dealer Allegedly Pressed Xanax in Rented Beach Homes

The court documents for a darknet Xanax and Oxycodone vendor remain sealed, but a recent pre-trial bond hearing testimony shed some light on a drug trafficking organization with roots in South Carolina and Georgia. The bond hearing resulted in a decision unfavorable to the alleged drug dealer: U.S. Magistrate Judge Paige Gossett opted to keep the defendant in custody until ... 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 »

Raleigh Xanax Vendor Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison

Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced a Raleigh man to more than six years in federal prison for producing alprazolam pills and selling them on the darknet. According to the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., Matthew Lee Yensan, 25, received a sentence of six years and six ... Read More »

Police Seized 60K Xanax Pills in Tennessee Drug Bust

Tennessee law enforcement uncovered a massive cache of pressed ‘Xanax’ pills and alprazolam powder while executing arrest warrants at two locations in Rutherford County. According to a statement from local authorities, the suspects had nearly 60,000 fake Xanax pills and one pound of pure alprazolam—the active ingredient in Xanax. The police valued the pills and powder at 1.3 million dollars. ... Read More »

High school Student Busted For Selling Xanax to an Undercover Cop

Police arrested a high school senior in Massachusetts for distributing Xanax he had allegedly purchased on the darknet. The senior, 18-year-old Ethan Morris, fell into a trap set up by law enforcement after selling to an undercover officer he met on Facebook. After his arrest, he pleaded not guilty to the drug charges at his arraignment hearing in front of ... Read More »

North Carolina man who distributed Xanax on the Dark Web Pleads Guilty to Charges

Mathew Lee Yensan, a 25-year-old from North Carolina pleaded guilty to manufacturing and selling large batches of Xanax on the dark web. Mr. Yensan last month admitted to federal charges of possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of alprazolam, distribution of a quantity of alprazolam by means of the internet, possession of a firearm, conspiracy to conceal transactions ... Read More »

Raleigh Man Pleaded Guilty to Darknet Xanax Distribution

In Raleigh, North Carolina, 25-year-old Matthew Lee Yensan pleaded guilty to several different charges related to darknet alprazolam distribution. In 2017, the DEA received a tip that a Raleigh man had been producing ‘Xanax’ pills and selling them on the darknet. The DEA then raided Yensan’s house and a storage unit in his name. They found massive quantities of the ... Read More »