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Dark Net Vendor Indicted For Distributing Synthetic Fentanyl That Caused A Fatal Overdose

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces the return of an indictment charging Jeremy Achey (43, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of controlled substance analogues. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.


According to court documents, operating under the name “Etiking,” Achey distributed various synthetic substances over the Dark Net, an area of the Internet only accessible through the use of an encrypted browsing platform. In February 2017, a victim in Orange County, Florida died after ingesting tetrahydrofuran fentanyl, a synthetic substance similar to fentanyl, purchased from Achey on the Dark Net.


An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.


This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nathan W. Hill.


Updated December 12, 2017

Indictment   [PDF, ]
Drug Trafficking