Officials said in a statement on Thursday the vendor was known as “Mr. Hotsauce.” Investigators alleged the operation “brazenly offered to sell a variety of illegal drugs including fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, ketamine, crack cocaine, MDMA and GHB.”
Police said the vendor is believed to have been involved in “several thousand illegal drug transactions.”
“Those arrested include the operators of this dark web vendor and couriers they had used to facilitate these illegal activities,” the statement read.
“‘Mr. Hotsauce’ was well established on the dark web where products were advertised and orders were placed and paid for using the virtual crypto-currency Bitcoin.”