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Bulk MDMA Importer Headed to Prison for 30 Months

A Lithuanian man attempted to smuggle almost 10 kilograms of MDMA into Northern Ireland through the mail, an announcement from the UK’s National Crime Agency explained. At a hearing in early June, a judge at Newry Crown Court sentenced the man to two and a half years in prison. NCA officers arrested the defendant, Lukas Urbutis, 25, at his home ... Read More »

Connecticut Man Busted After MDMA Package Seizure

According to Connecticut authorities, the seizure of a package of 143 grams of MDMA led to the arrest of a 51-year-old for numerous drug and weapon law violations. John P. Moynihan, a Simsbury man, was caught after a two-week investigation that began at the John F. Kennedy Airport. The investigation began at the airport with drug dogs, involved state and ... Read More »

Dunedin Father Sentenced for MDMA Distribution

New Zealand Customs intercepted a package of almost 400 grams of MDMA in October 27. The buyer—who described himself as a drug dealer—just received a four-year prison sentence at the Dunedin District Court for importing a Class B drug. Levi Jordan Wells Bertanees, 24, worked as a chef in Dunedin while buying MDMA from the darknet and reselling it to ... Read More »

NY Man Sentenced to Probation for MDMA Conspiracy

A US District Judge in New York sentenced 22-year-old, Joel C. Jacob, to 36 months on probation for ordering more than 180 grams of MDMA in 2016. In collaboration with his housemate, Jacob had ordered the drugs online and used Bitcoin as the payment source. The East Meadow man had not prepared his Campus Drive apartment for the USPIS controlled ... Read More »

MDMA Vendor Duo Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Two 23-year-old men, according to the prosecution in a Netherlands court, sold “dozens of pounds” of MDMA on darknet markets in eight months alone. Despite their best claims to pretend they had distributed health supplements, both men left the courtroom with six year prison sentences. The suspects, Thijs V. from Houten and Mike W. from Muiden, sold various (and numerous) ... Read More »

GDS 2017 and the Media: Cocaine, MDMA, and Mushrooms

The Global Drug Survey 2017 brought some results that the internet found more interesting than others. For instance, some mainstream media outlets—even those without prior knowledge of the Global Drug Survey—wrote about the study’s findings on mushrooms. Another one, changes in MDMA’s average purity interested not the media, but even some of the core research team behind GDS. As mentioned ... Read More »

Officials Blame the Netherlands for MDMA and Meth Influx

The Netherlands is well-known—even amidst law enforcement ranks—for being one of the main suppliers of MDMA and substituted amphetamines. So much so, users on drug market forums recommend avoiding buying any product from a vendor who either resides in or ships from the Netherlands. The packages draw too much attention. According to senior Austrian officials, the Netherlands is not doing ... Read More »

MDMA Buyer Confessed to Ordering 804 Grams

A Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security successfully Investigated and arrested a self-admitted ecstasy buyer. According to the Criminal Complaint, the defendant, Eric Josue Carazo, ordered a total of 804 grams of MDMA from a German darknet vendor. The investigation into the Austin, Texas based man started after a K-9 unit alerted US Customs of a package that ... Read More »

Dealer Busted with 70g of MDMA Found Guilty, Claimed He Ordered from the Darknet for Himself

Julian Fleming-Burt, a 35-year-old former DJ, stood in front of an Exeter Crown Court judge for drug possession charges. The Haldon Road, Tiverton, DJ admitted possession of both ecstascy and marijuana—both intended for distribution, he said. This confession of guilt followed a contradictory “bizarre police interview,” according to Express & Echo. Officers arrested the man with large quantities of MDMA, ... Read More »

Study Shows That MDMA in the Netherlands Is Less Pure Online Than Locally

Throughout 2016, researchers began explicitly focusing on darknet-market-related information. In June, The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) found that every fourth European used illegal substances. Moreover, the Global Drug Survey 2016 observed that 9.3 percent of participants reported using the darknet to buy drugs. The Trimbos Institute, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, recently published ... Read More »

Agora Vendor Sentenced to Four Years In Prison For MDMA Distribution

Postal workers in Washington intercepted several packages of MDMA and Xanax that led to the arrest of a darknet vendor. That vendor, Tristan Simpson Brennand, was arrested in December 2014, released on bond, and subsequently arrested again. On October 10, Brennand was sentenced to four years in prison for drug distribution. In a letter to the court, Brennand explained that ... Read More »

U.S. Man in custody After 750 grams of MDMA is Found with His Name on It

Joshua Lucas, a 26-year-old from Norwalk, Connecticut, is facing serious charges after a package addressed to him was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The package contained over 750 grams of MDMA, the substance commonly known as the street drug ecstasy. Border Protection contacted Norwalk police and alerted them to the situation. A controlled drop of the package was ... Read More »

Controlled Delivery of MDMA Package Leads to Arrests

A package containing 201 pink tablets of MDMA was intercepted by detectives at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. It was addressed to 23-year-old Daniel Lucht. A controlled delivery was then performed where the package was dropped off at Candlelight apartments, the apartment complex Lucht lived in. Lucht’s roommate, 19-year-old Zachery Bilinski, arrived home shortly after the controlled delivery. ... Read More »