A German man from Südlandkreis, Germany was sentenced to pay a fine for ordering LSD from the busted vendor shop Chemical Love.
Law enforcement authorities came to the track of a 20-year-old man from Südlandkreis, Germany. According to the court documents, the defendant ordered 10 LSD blotters worth almost 70 euros from the Chemical Love vendor shop. The young man was sentenced to a fine on June 20 for the attempted acquisition of narcotics at the Wolfratshausen District Court.
German police infiltrated the headquarters of the vendors in April 2016, resulting in the arrest of five men, who were suspected of running the vendor shop on the darknet selling drugs to customers. During the raids, law enforcement authorities were able to find a list with information on 2,200 orders. In September 2016, authorities launched a nationwide operation against 63 alleged customers of the drug dealers. According to the Attorney General’s Office in Koblenz, about 300 investigators participated in the raid, performing house searches at 68 locations. In March, this year, the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Koblenz announced they had started more than 1,000 investigations against past customers of Chemical Love.
On October 11, 2016, The Central Cybercrime Office (LZC) of the General Public Prosecutor’s Office announced they had charged six individuals in the Chemical Love case. Earlier this month, the Landau District court sentenced three of the defendants to prison. The 30-year-old main suspect, going by the pseudo name “z100”, was given a prison sentence of 14 years and 10 months. The co-defendants, aged 31 and 32 years, were sentenced to seven years and three months of imprisonment.
When German authorities arrested the five suspects and raided the “narcotics depot” (where the defendants kept and stored the drugs, ready for delivery for their customers) in the Rhineland-Palatine, they found an astonishing amount of drugs. Law enforcement authorities seized approximately 45 kilograms of amphetamine imported from the Netherlands, more than 3.5 kilograms of amphetamine, 1.4 kilograms of cocaine, 230 grams of heroin, 4,158 LSD trips, 2 kilograms of hash, 250 grams of crystal meth, 4.7 kilograms of MDMA in crystalline form, and 5.1 kilograms of ecstasy pills. In addition, they are expected to receive approximately 75 kilograms of amphetamine, 3.6 kilograms of MDMA, 2,700 LSD trips, 12,800 ecstasy pills, 1.67 kilograms of cocaine, 300 grams of heroin, 2.93 kilograms of hash and 2,300 kilos of amphetamine 165 grams of crystal meth.
The 20-year-old from Südlandkreis was among the customers of Chemical Love. Law enforcement authorities were able to identify the young man from the list.
According to the lawyer of the defendant, the prosecution, during the trial at the Wolfratshauser District Court, did not provide any concrete evidence. He, therefore, demanded an acquittal.
“No one can be condemned because of conjectures,” he said. Apart from the order list with the name and address of the young man, there was nothing concrete. For an attempted acquisition of narcotics, the ordered package should also have been picked up at the post office. But there is no proof of this, the lawyer stated.
On the other hand, the prosecutor was convinced of the guilt of the defendant. She demanded a fine of 120 days. There was an order list with the name and the address of the defendant as it was only printed out after the goods were paid, according to the law enforcement authorities. A third party would have had no interest in ordering drugs on behalf of the defendant.
Judge Urs Wäckerlin agreed with the prosecution. According to the judge, the narcotics were ordered to the address of the defendant, therefore, it is hardly possible that someone else delivered illicit substances to his doorstep. There is no reason for someone else to order the drug and pay it, he said. Wäckerlin sentenced the accused, according to adult criminal law, to a fine of 40-day rates of 30 euros, totaling the amount to 1,200 euros.
During the court trial, the accused did not comment on the allegations against him.