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Opioid Trafficker Admits Selling and Manufacturing Fentanyl Analogues

The leader of an opioid distribution operation in New York pleaded guilty to drug charges linked to the distribution of U-47700 and furanyl fentanyl purchased from various darkweb suppliers. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York announced that Robert Ian Thatcher, 30, had pleaded guilty to two charges ... Read More »

Illinois Judge Considers Suppressing Evidence in a Darkweb “Murder-for-Hire” Case

New evidence was unveiled during an evidence suppression hearing for an Illinois woman who admitted using a darkweb “murder-for-hire” site to have her former lover’s wife murdered. During the hearing, the court heard the specific details of the defendant’s message to the person she had hired to kill the wife of the man with whom she had been involved. Tina ... Read More »

FBI: Former GOP Candidate Used the Darkweb to Buy Lethal Substance

In March, a former congressional candidate who unsuccessfully challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan for the Republican nomination allegedly searched for the supplier of a radioactive substance on a darkweb market. On October 25, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the man for attempting to possess radioactive material with intent to cause death. Jeremy Ryan, 30, is a prominent protestor in ... Read More »

Bavarian Man Allegedly Purchased Pistols and Ammo on Alphabay

A 55-year-old in Bavaria purchased a firearm and ammunition on the darkweb, the Attorney General of Bamberg said in a statement. The suspect allegedly has made several gun purchases on darknet marketplaces since 2014. According to the Attorney General of Bamberg, a 55-year-old from the town of Schwandorf in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany, used Alphabay and other darkweb marketplaces to ... Read More »

Dublin Man Sentenced to Prison in Alphabay Explosives Case

A Dublin man was sentenced to five years in prison for membership of an unlawful organization in connection with an Alphabay explosives case. Both of his co-defendants, at an earlier court appearance, were found not guilty of the same charge and ultimately left the courtroom as free men. Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy of the Special Criminal Court sentenced Jonathan Hawthorn, ... Read More »

Another Drug Smuggler Arrested in “Johnny Cash” Case in Germany

In the ongoing case against drug smugglers connected to the darkweb vendor “Johnny Cash,” German law enforcement officers have arrested yet another suspect with assistance from a co-conspirator who became an informant after his arrest. Police have arrested nearly a dozen suspects using only the information provided by the informant. The suspect, a 26-year-old from the Netherlands with a residence ... Read More »

“Most Prolific” Fentanyl Vendor in the US Admits Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

The owners of the most prolific fentanyl vendor account in the United States have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. In addition to being the top fentanyl vendor in the United States, the same drug dealers ranked fourth in ratings and reviews worldwide. According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, two Texans ... Read More »

Texan Charged with Attempted Murder for Planning to Rape and Eat a Child

A man from Shelby County, Texas, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after allegedly arranging to sexually assault, kill, and cannibalize the daughter of someone he had met on a darkweb forum. According to a criminal complaint, a member of the Homeland Security Investigations’ Child Exploitation Task Force in Florida discovered a post on a darkweb forum posted ... Read More »

German Man Sentenced for Buying Drugs on the Darkweb from Rehab

A judge at the District Court of Konstanz sentenced a drug dealer to three years in prison for assorted drug crimes including selling drugs, buying them on the darkweb, having them shipped to a friend’s house, and using drugs himself. The person who received his packages was also sentenced but instead of prison time, she was fined 900 euros. In ... Read More »

UK Judge Sentences Two Darkweb Drug Importers to Rehab

Two men who had ordered marijuana from a darkweb market vendor avoided incarceration at a recent sentencing hearing in Swindon, England. Both convicted drug importers were told their non-custodial sentences were “last chances” at living a life free of drug use and distribution. In December 2016, the United Kingdom’s Border Force intercepted a package containing more than $3,000 worth of ... Read More »

High Court Judge Dismisses All Charges in New Zealand Drug Importation Case

An Auckland High Court judge dismissed all drug charges against a member of a prominent wine-making family after ruling that a conviction would unfairly impact the man’s future and career in the wine industry. A New Zealand court had already convicted and sentenced the once-successful businessman after he admitted ordering at ketamine, methamphetamine, and cocaine from a vendor on an ... Read More »

Florida Teacher Admits Paying for Child Abuse Content on the Internet

A teacher from Broward county pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of child pornography stemming from his use of a Bulgarian-based child pornography website and several accounts on darkweb forums promoting the sexual abuse of children. The case was led by Homeland Security Investigations and Interpol provided the information that led to the investigation into the high school ... Read More »