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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 19, 2018

Easton Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Using Dark Net to Acquire and Sell Meth and Xanax

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on March 16, 2018, CAVAN DEVINE, 26, of Easton, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing methamphetamine and Xanax. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 4, 2016, Easton Police seized a bag belonging to DEVINE that contained approximately 744 grams of methamphetamine, 577 and one-half pills labeled “Xanax,” and drug paraphernalia.  DEVINE was arrested the next day.  A subsequent search of a hotel room rented by DEVINE revealed an additional quantity of methamphetamine, as well as items used to process, package and mail drugs.  Investigators also seized a laptop computer.

The investigation established that DEVINE had obtained the methamphetamine and Xanax over the dark net, which he also used to distribute the drugs.

The search of DEVINE’s laptop also revealed more than 1,000 images of child pornography, which DEVINE also acquired over the dark net.

On October 2, 2017, DEVINE pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and a quantity of Xanax.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Connecticut State Police and Easton Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.

Topic(s): 
Cyber Crime
Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated March 19, 2018