Updated Information About the Investigation into DeepDotWeb
The end of an era and the arrest of the man behind DeepDotWeb.
Matthew Yensan, an alprazolam vendor from Raleigh, North Carolina, just received a 78-month prison sentence for distributing producing alprazolam and selling it on the darknet, dealing with the proceeds of a crime, and having several firearms while committing said crime. The DEA’s investigation into the 25-year-old involved some bizarre characters in unrelated court cases, weird neighbors, and a handful of unknowns.
After TradeRoute’s support admin resurfaced on Reddit, I messaged him on his verified Reddit account and asked for an interview. He agreed to answer some questions regarding his time at TradeRoute and the suspicious events that led to the site’s disappearance.