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In recent news, a man in San Diego named, Sky Justin Gornik was sentenced to 70 months in prison by District Court Judge Anthony J. Battagli and forfeited millions in digital currency after he accepted the fact that he has been buying and selling fentanyl and buying carfentanil from the dark web using cryptocurrencies.

The investigators got a tip, and when they reached his house to enquire about it, they found 1.7 grams of carfentanil(86,000 fatal dosages) at his home on Mount Voss Drive in Clairemont when they arrested him on June 7, 2017. Carfentanil is considered as 10,000 times stronger than morphine and 100 times more harmful than fentanyl. The amount seized from his home is enough to kill 86,000 people.

Gornik confessed that he used various screen names like Alpha Bay, Evolution, Outlaw Market, and many more to purchase and sell the substances on darknet marketplaces. Sheets of fentanyl gel tablets were found in Gornik’s home that he bought from the darknet. The vendor he purchased these substances from was identified as Steven Wallace George, who is a resident of Oklahoma.

Investigators found a book that had the records of USPS tracking numbers and pay/owe sheets along with printing rolls in his house. He bought and sold thousands of vials of ketamine, oxycodone pills, psilocybin and psilocin, amphetamine, buprenorphine, and naloxone.

He applied for a plea deal, and as a part of his deal, Gorik agreed to forfeit millions in cryptocurrencies ranging from Bitcoins, Ethereum and currency in Poloniex and Brittex accounts.

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