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Easton Man Sentenced For Using Dark Net To Get, Sell Meth, Xanax

U.S. District Court in New Haven.
U.S. District Court in New Haven. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A Fairfield County man is heading to prison after pleading guilty to using the dark net to purchase and distribute methamphetamine, Xanax and drug paraphernalia, while in possession of child porn acquired in the same fashion.

John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Easton resident Cavan Devine, 26, has been sentenced to 36 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and a quantity of Xanax.

Easton Police seized a bag that belonged to Devine on Dec. 4, 2016 that contained 744 gramps of meth, 577.5 pills marked as Xanax and drug paraphernalia, according to court documents. Devine was arrested the following day. Further investigation determined that a hotel room rented by Devine contained an additional quantity of methamphetamine as well as items to process, package and mail drugs.

Investigators also seized a laptop.

The investigation determined that Devine had obtained the drugs over the dark net, which he used to distribute the methamphetamine and Xanax. A search of the laptop found more than 1,000 images of child pornography, which were also acquired over the dark net. Devine pleaded guilty on Oct. 2 last year.

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