Woodland Hills Catherine Stuckey, 27, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy to sell controlled drugs, U.S.Prosecutor McGregor W. Scott has confirmed.
Stuckey conspired with others from June 2018 through May 2019 to operate several darknet vendor accounts, including "RaiseAppeals" on Dream Marketplace, "Diablow" on Silk Road 3.0, and "RaisedByDiablow" on Nightmare Marketplace, according to court documents.
Via those accounts, Stuckey and her co-conspirators sold vast quantities of heroin , cocaine, and methamphetamine to consumers around the U.S. On May 16, 2019, law enforcement searched Stuckey's and her co-conspirators' residences.Stuckey possessed more than 23 kg of methamphetamine, 1.9 kg of heroin and 2.7 kg of cocaine.
After several so-called "undercover purchases," the Northern California Illicit Digital Economy (NCIDE) Task Force identified Stuckey and her co-conspirators. Investigators would use regular accounts on the darkweb marketplaces to buy contraband. Later the police search the package and narcotics for any information that might be helpful to their investigation. In certain cases, the bulk of the details found comes from a Postal Inspectors' report with the United States Postal Inspection Service.
Stuckey pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances on July 14, 2020
U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez scheduled Stuckey’s sentencing hearing for October 20, 2020.