The Skaraborg District Court, on November 16, charged four individuals for the distribution of 15 types of drugs on the darknet. The indictment accused the group of selling nearly $500,000 worth of drugs—most of which came from ecstasy sales.
According the to indictment, the group, primarily the two men, had been selling on darknet marketplaces since 2013. One of the suspects, a 35-year-old man, became addicted to amphetamines in 2011. The lead prosecutor, Sofia Karlsson, said the 35-year-old also had a gambling addiction and both addictions lead the group to sell on the darknet.
The suspects were a 35-year-old man, a 25-year-old woman who was his live-in partner, a 30-year-old man, and finally a 29-year-old man. (Note: the age of the couple has been disputed; several news outlets reported both being one to two years younger. All ages in this article are pulled from communication with Karlsson, the lead prosecutor.) Only the 35-year-old and 30-year-old sold drugs at first. The woman did not enter the picture until 2015 when she moved in with her partner.
Police raided the couple’s apartment in Mariestad, Sweden, and discovered more than 100,000 ecstasy pills. A total of 15 different types of drugs were found in the