Tucson Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Using the Dark Web to Distribute Drugs Throughout the United States
TUCSON, Ariz. – On September 27, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge James Soto sentenced Gary Steven Colldock to 120 months in prison and ordered Colldock to pay a money judgment of $884,203.93 for Bitcoins obtained through his drug trafficking business. Colldock previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
During a two-week period in October 2015, Colldock mailed over 50 packages of illegal drugs to various buyers across the United States. The investigation revealed that Colldock was a prolific dark web vendor who used the pseudonym “Dr. White” to advertise illegal narcotics, prescription drugs, firearms, ammunition, and Bitcoin on the dark web. During the investigation, law enforcement officials seized various firearms at Colldock’s trailer where he ran his illegal business, over 4,000 rounds of ammunition, Bitcoins, and cash.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Price for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, Tucson.