Drugs: A darknet reseller has been sentenced to 6 years in prison

A darknet drug reseller has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison for reselling drugs purchased on darknet markets. He was sentence by district court Judge C.J. Williams.

The reseller, Jack Arthur Stumberg of Grundy Center, Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute controlled substances and one count of possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances in December 2019.

Stumberg was charged with conspiring to distribute Psilocybin, LSD and MDMA. Stumberg was also charged the possession of MDMA and LSD with the intent to distribute. The two count indictment was filed on On August 2019.

K9 Sniffing Drugs

Court documents showed that Postal Inspectors working with the United States Postal Inspection Service intercepted two suspicious packages. The inspectors obtained probable cause after a “trained K-9” sniffed the packages. One package was addressed to Stumberg’s residence, the second was addressed to his accomplice’s home.

Court documents show that as early as 2018 law enforcement received tips about Stumberg. Investigators showed a Snapchat post from Stumberg that advertised Xanax in both liquid and blotter form.

A search warrant was excuted at Stumberg’s residence where they seized ecstasy and a collection of drug related items. Stumbers and his accomplice were arrested in September 2019. Evidence recovered linked Stumberg to darknet drug purchases. Evidence showed that Stumberg had ordered large quantities of drugs on the darknet between 2016 and 2019. He pleaded guilty to distributing drugs in Iowa.

Stumberg was sentenced on July 21, 2020 to 78 months in federal prison. He was sentenced by Judge Williams. After serving his prison time Stumberg sentence includes 5 years of supervised release.

Press Release from the Northern District of Iowa:

Man Who Sold Party Drugs He Bought on the Dark Web Sentenced to Federal Prison

A man who bought drugs on the dark web and sold them in eastern and central Iowa was sentenced July 21, 2020, to more than six years in federal prison.

Jack Arthur Stumberg, age 22, from Grundy Center, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 27, 2019 guilty plea to conspiring and possessing with intent to distribute LSD, MDMA, and psilocybin mushrooms.

Evidence at the sentencing showed that, between about 2016 and 2019, Stumberg ordered large quantities of the party drugs over the “dark web.” The drug packages were delivered to Stumberg through the mail, disguised to look like common household items. Stumberg then sold the drugs in various communities in Iowa. He also took the drugs to sell at various music festivals. The sentencing judge found that Stumberg recruited and directed the activities of an accomplice into the drug conspiracy.

Stumberg was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Stumberg was sentenced to 78 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Stumberg is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service and Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dan Chatham.

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.

The case file number is 19-CR-00090-CJW-MAR.

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