United States Attorney Trent Shores says a man from Tulsa was convicted on Thursday for smuggling ecstasy into the United States from a German supplier in December. 2018.
Jeremy Singer, 37, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison.
Singer pleaded guilty in August 7, 2019.
In a signed plea agreement, he said he placed an ecstasy order through an encrypted site on the dark web and sent it to his house in Tulsa under a pseudonym.
According to Singer, he planned to sell ecstasy in order to make a profit, but American customs and border guards intercepted the package when he entered the United States.
Secret agents later delivered the parcel to Singer’s house in Tulsa and arrested him when he signed for the parcel.
While on bail, Singer agreed to appear before the Federal Court on March 12, but instead fled the state.
After nearly a month of searching for Singer, Johnson County Wyoming authorities tried to stop his car, and it was then that Singer drove them off-road in pursuit before dropping his car and disappearing into nearby fields.
Singer was found the next day and tried to slip away from the authorities on a bulldozer he had stolen before he was finally arrested.
“Criminals acting in the shadow of darknet should know that they will not forever remain anonymous.” We will follow your digital footsteps and find you. Then we will hold you accountable, “said US Attorney Trent Shores. Mr. Singer will now spend the next five-plus years in federal prison for buying ecstasy and smuggling him into the United States through the dark web. It’s encouraging that law enforcement men and women authorities are working to protect Americans from the dangers of the dark web.”