HIDTA-Funded Hi-Tech Drug Initiative’s Interagency Collaboration Results in Charges Carrying Mandatory 10 Years to Life in Federal Prison
The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia has announced the indictment and arrest of three individuals for trafficking pills pressed with Fentanyl on the Dark Web. The defendants, Luis Miguel Teixeira-Spencer, 31, and Olatunji Dawodu, 36, both of South Fla., were arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after being indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for illegal sales of opioids on the darknet.
“The indictment charges the defendants with Conspiracy to Distribute More than 400 Grams of a Mixture and Substance Containing Fentanyl. Additionally, Alex Ogando, 35, of Providence, Rhode Island, was also arrested February 23, 2021 and charged by complaint with Conspiracy to Distribute More than 400 Grams of a Mixture and Substance Containing Fentanyl.
The indictment alleges that, since early 2017, Spencer and Dawodu operated a vendor site that sold pills pressed with fentanyl on numerous darknet markets, including AlphaBay, Dream, Empire, and Wall Street, in exchange for bitcoin.
The charges carry a mandatory 10 years up to life in federal prison.”
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