Dark Web Drug Dealer charged for selling Xanax online – Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Friday they said bought and sold illegal drugs via the “dark web.”
Collin Castillo, 21, listed as a student at East Georgia State College, faces several charges after a month-long investigation into alleged drug activity at his Cottage Row home on Hwy. 67, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.
Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team members have spent the past month surveilling Castillo, who was “suspected to be selling quantities of liquid Ezitolam, a benzodiazepine not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and commonly imported into the USA by use of the ‘dark web’ and paid for with untraceable crypto-currency,” he said.
Brown said CST members conducted “undercover buys and operations” and caught Castillo in the act of buying some Xanax via the dark web, using “crypto-currency.”
Castillo had the illegal drugs shipped to his home, but deputies intercepted 1,100 pressed pills with markings not consistent with any pharmaceutical drug manufactured anywhere in the USA, Brown said.
Castillo was taken into custody on charges of sale of a Schedule IV drug; purchase of a Schedule IV drug with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm during commission of a crime; criminal attempt to distribute a Schedule IV drug; possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession/use of a drug related object.
He is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail pending further court hearings.