Posted on June 15, 2019

Irvine Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Being Top Black Market Drug Seller

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that Tyler Reeves was sentenced this week to 10 years in federal prison for being a top drug seller in the world’s largest darknet markets.

Reeves used the name “Platinum45” to sell narcotics to buyers. He pleaded guilty in March for two felony counts of distributing methamphetamine and money laundering. He was ordered to pay $15,000 in court fines in addition to his federal prison sentence.

Online criminal market places have become increasingly popular for drug sellers. It is common within the United States, Germany, and Brazil. Reeves was described as one of the top vendors on the darknet.

Reeves was apprehended after the U.S. and European authorities tracked his buyers. Reeves sold to approximately 300 customers globally, including an undercover law enforcement officer who made 6 purchases.

If you have been charged or are under investigation for a federal crime, then contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Orange County federal crimes attorney.

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