The Oregon County Police Department said: «37-year-old man had been distributing fentanyl for a year through the Alpha Bay (exit. Scam)».
Law enforcement authorities began investigating the case after a 19-year-old Portland State University student was found to have overdosed on fentanyl. The supplier was found fairly quickly, who told police where he had purchased the substance.
PPB, HIS and USPIS became involved in the investigation after consolidating cases with all fentanyl poisoning cases in the state.
In the first case, a student overdosed and died after consuming fentanyl. As the guy’s roommates further reported, he bought the substance from a user under the nickname “NarcoBoss” on the AlphaBay site for $40 per gram.
In the second case, the victim overdosed and died before reaching the hospital. An ampoule of fentanyl was found in her home, along with a laptop with saved credentials for the AlphaBay marketplace and a Bitcoin wallet.
To locate the criminal, investigators made five counterfeit purchases of the substance, which the seller referred to as “China White Synthetic Heroin Fentanyl Mix. All of the packages had a return address for the sender in Philadelphia.
To locate the criminal, investigators made five counterfeit purchases of the substance, which the seller referred to as “China White Synthetic Heroin Fentanyl Mix”. All of the packages had a return address for the shipper in the state of Philadelphia. According to the police department, they were able to find fingerprints on the packages. They were also able to determine the number of completed orders, which turned out to be more than 3,700 on Alpha Bay alone. According to a preliminary count, the man was able to make more than $200,000.
During the investigation, it also turned out that the offender sold fentanyl not only in the U.S., but also imported them to China and Hong Kong.
When investigators conducted a search, 500 grams of fentanyl were found in the perpetrator’s home. Fentanyl, manufacturing equipment, bookkeeping, and other paperwork to record the quantities produced and sold.