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China Announces to Include Fentanyl and Its Analogues in the List of Controlled Substances

China, through a security agent, announced that it will increase the number of substances containing fentanyl in the lists of items it considers to be controlled narcotics. The Ministry of Public Security spearheaded this decision, along with the National Medical Products Administration and the National Health Commission, and it is set to begin as of May 1st this year. The ... Read More »

Couple arrested for selling and shipping counterfeited fentanyl-containing opioid pills, to darknet customers

A man living in Glendale along with his pregnant girlfriend have been prosecuted via a federal illicit drug trafficking case. The couple were accused of selling counterfeited opioid pills via the dark web and distributing them via postal services all over the country. The 26 year old male, Jacob Medina, as well as his pregnant girlfriend, Diane Marin, were both ... Read More »

Man Busted for 50k Fentanyl Pills Linked to yet another Scandal

According to investigators, the drug bust that took place in Cherokee County leading to the recovery of 50,000 fentanyl pills has led to more arrests. Apparently, with the aid of several other agencies, the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad managed to track down a 35 year old man named Frederick Michelson. According to the team, Michelson was not only manufacturing but ... Read More »

Gambrills Man Jailed for Purchasing $10,000 Worth of Fentanyl using Bitcoin on Dark Web

A Gambrills based man charged with the distribution of fentanyl was sentenced to a four year and eight month jail term last Friday. 25-year-old Robert Luke Simpson will spend a total of 57 months in jail and an additional “3 years of supervised release”. U.S. District Court Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Simpson for possession of fentanyl and further ... Read More »

A 44-year-old Italian Man Arrested over Sale of Fentanyl on the Dark Web

A 44-year-old man has been arrested by the anti-narcotics police for procuring illegal narcotic drugs online from dark web markets. The drugs were shipped from Canada through postal services and allegedly paid for using virtual currencies. The Italian dark web drug trafficker from Cinisello Balsamo (Milan) was arrested by the carabinieri dell’antidroga Milanese (The Milan Anti-narcotic Police) for buying and ... Read More »

Research: Is illicit fentanyl desired by or imposed on opioid users?

Recently, illicitly produced fentanyl, and fentanyl analogues, have been rapidly emerging in countries all over the world. Fentanyl is usually disguised as heroin or prescription pills, which results in increased overdose mortality. This phenomenon can be explained by reduced expenses and risk to heroin sellers, heroin shortages, buyer preferences for rapid acting, strong opioids, and the increased popularity of darknet ... Read More »

Judge Sentences South Florida Fentanyl Dealer to Federal Prison

A federal judge sentenced the last member of a fentanyl trafficking ring in Florida to six years and six months in prison for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance analogue. The final defendant, according to information revealed in a plea agreement, had organized the group and controlled the importation of controlled substances from labs in China. The United States Attorney ... Read More »

Father-Son Duo Sentenced to Prison for Selling Fentanyl on Alphabay

A United States District Judge in New York sentenced the father and son behind a dark web vendor account responsible for at least one non-lethal overdose and more than 100 separate fentanyl and oxycodone transactions. Both men were sentenced to five years in federal prison, a period of supervised release, and forfeitures of all Bitcoin earned during their drug trafficking ... Read More »

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 »

“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 »

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The rise of Fentanyl in the US and EU darknet marketplaces

Fentanyl is a “Schedule I” drug and one of the widely used synthetic opioids in medicine. In the United States, illegally produced fentanyl, as well as its analogues, New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), which are newly available drugs whose chemical structure is being modified to skirt around law enforcement agents (LEAs). They are used by traffickers to adulterate namely heroin, and ... Read More »