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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 »

Swedish Drug Buyer Sentenced to One Year in Prison

A 26-year-old man from Högsby, Sweden, was sentenced to one year in prison for drug smuggling and drug possession connected to several purchases made on darknet markets. Many of the drugs he had purchased on the darknet, the man eventually learned, ended up in the hands of Swedish Customs officers during his own investigation. According to the prosecutor, Customs intercepted ... Read More »

Tabooless Chat Admin Sentenced to Prison and Therapy

Although the darknet chatroom “Tabooless” or “Tabooless Chat” has only been offline for two weeks, judges at the Hechingen District Court have already sentenced one of the site’s administrators. An announcement revealed that the District Court judges had handed down a prison sentence of three and a half years to the man for distributing and possessing child abuse material. The ... Read More »

Marijuana Dealer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs sentenced Justin Polson, 29, to five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana and participation in a money laundering conspiracy. Polson, according to court documents, participated in a marijuana distribution conspiracy worth $3 million. In addition to the five years in federal prison without parole, Judge Sachs required Polson’s share of the earnings ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor ‘EtiKing’ Sentenced to Life in Prison

On April 27, U.S. District Judge Paul Byron sentenced Jeremy Achey, 43, to life in prison. Achey sold fentanyl analogues on Alphabay and other darknet markets under the name ‘EtiKing’. A federal jury previously convicted Achey of conspiracy to distribute (fentanyl analogues) and distribution of controlled substance analogues. A 2017 investigation led to the arrest of Achey following the fatal ... Read More »

Fake Percocet Dealer Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

In a statement to the press, Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor Katherine Terpstra revealed Tyler Liming, 26, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for selling fake Percocet pills to someone who fatally overdosed. Prosecutors, on April 26, said that the police investigation proved that Liming had been buying counterfeit Percocet pills from a vendor on the darknet and redistributing them ... Read More »

Another Ohio Student Sentenced for Drug Distribution

In late March, DeepDotWeb covered the arrests of several college students in Athens, Ohio, who had been buying drugs on the darknet and reselling them to fellow students and classmates. The case involved a wide spread of law enforcement agencies such as Athens County Sheriff’s Deputies, the United States Postal Service, and even the U.S. Marshals Service. During the investigation, ... Read More »

International Darknet Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Prison

According to United States Attorney Bob Troyer, U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson sentenced 22-year-old Leonardo Cristea to a three year prison sentence for his role in the Italian Mafia Brussels (IMB) drug trafficking operation. After international law enforcement arrested Cristea and nine accomplices in May 2016, Cristea pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy drug importation. Court ... Read More »

Group of Silk Road Dealers Sentenced to Prison

Judge Michael Leeming sentenced five University of Manchester students to prison for selling more than $1.2 million worth of drugs on the Silk Road. According to the NCA, authorities arrested the ring leader and his primary accomplice at their apartment in Manchester on the same day the FBI ended the Silk Road. The October 2013 arrests led to the discovery ... Read More »

Connecticut Man Sentenced for Selling Meth on the Darknet

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that 26-year-old Cavan Devine of Fairfield County received a 36 month prison sentence for buying and selling methamphetamine and Xanax on the darknet. Police arrested in 2016 when an outpatient rehab clinic called the police to report Devine’s “disorderly conduct.” Authorities forcibly took Devine to a hospital in Bridgeport for ... Read More »

Counterfeit Buyer Sentenced to Probation in Germany

A judge at a court in Baden-Württemberg sentenced a 23-year-old to a two year suspended sentence for buying counterfeit euros on the darknet. The circumstances surrounding the lenient sentence surprised even the defendant himself as he had a criminal record with 12 entries. The 12 crimes the defendant had previously committed included an almost identical counterfeit crime. “Another jam and ... Read More »

Teenager Sentenced to Prison After Botched Gun Deal

A collaboration between Australian police and German authorities led to a three and a half year prison sentence for an 18-year-old from Hassfurt, Bavaria, Germany who had attempted to buy a MAC-11 on the darknet. After an August 2017 arrest, authorities searched the teenager’s house and found drugs, fake IDs, fake euro notes, and evidence that implicated the defendant in ... Read More »

Man Sentenced for Role in Darknet Drug Conspiracy

A judge in the district court of Münster sentenced a 24-year-old man from Steinfurt to four years and nine months in prison for his role in a darknet drug trafficking operation. The man never sold drugs directly. The number of so-called “gang members” is unknown, but this was the sixth sentence handed down in Germany’s case against the organization. The ... Read More »

German Darknet Vendor Sentenced to Rehab and Probation

A 32-year-old from the German city of Halle received a sentence of drug rehab and therapy after getting caught and charged with for selling drugs on the darknet. Although the evidence gathered by law enforcement weighed heavily in favor of a lengthy drug trafficking sentence, 32-year-old Maximilian P. explained his story of lifelong addiction and his lawyer fought for a ... Read More »

Florida Playpen Member Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

In Tampa, Florida, U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday sentenced yet another pedophile with connections to the FBI’s notorious ‘Operation Pacifier’ incident. This time, Judge Merryday sentenced 42-year-old Benjamin McKenzie to four years in federal prison. McKenzie, a Largo resident with an array of misdemeanors from years past, will be on supervision for 20 years after he completes his prison ... Read More »