A Glendale man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for distributing fentanyl-laced pills and crystal meth on the dark net.
Justin Udvardi, 30, operated several dark net vendor pages using the moniker “TrapGod,” according to court documents cited in a release last week from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
For at least two years, the release stated, he used the dark net to make hundreds of narcotics sales to people around the country, including crystal methamphetamine, MDMA and counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl.
He also trafficked in stolen credit card information and materials that assist fraudsters in creating fraudulent identification documents, acccording to the release.
The dark net, also called the dark web, is a portion of the internet that hosts dark net markets or hidden commercial websites.
A dark net market operates as a black market, selling or brokering transactions involving legal products as well as drugs, weapons, counterfeit currency, stolen credit card details, forged documents, unlicensed pharmaceuticals, steroids and other illicit goods, federal officials said.
Between September 2021 and September 2022, undercover law enforcement agents in the eastern district of Virginia conducted several controlled purchases of either crystal meth or fentanyl-laced counterfeit oxycodone pills from Udvardi, according to the release.
Together, these orders contained more than 120 grams of pure methamphetamine and more than 250 pills containing fentanyl. Udvardi used USPS Priority Mail envelopes to ship the narcotics from Arizona to locations in the Eastern District of Virginia, officials said.