02/11/2020Darknet News, Law Enforcement, USA

A 36 year-old American man from Virginia pleaded guilty to distribution of Fentanyl and similar products on various darknet markets.

As per court reports, Mark Faulkner, 36, was recognized as a feature of a multi-office government examination concerning illicit medication deals on darkweb platforms. According to the documents he used primarily AlphaBay, Dream, and Hansa, as a spot to sell wide assortment of unlawful products.

Faulkner utilized the merchant name CHANG1927 to promote Adderall and fentanyl items on different darknet markets. Agents distinguished Faulkner through Bitcoin trade exchanges and three acquisition of medications that were publicized as fentanyl. Legal testing later established that the substance was really cyclopropyl fentanyl, a simple form of fentanyl. Controlled substance analogs have concoction structures that are generously comparable, and effectsly affect the focal sensory system as the controlled substances.

Faulkner pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled substance analogue and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when sentenced on April 29. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.