A Florida judge sentenced a former darknet vendor to nine years in prison for distribution of methamphetamine and laundering money. The vendor, NoStress, sold on Agora, Nucleus, and on Dream market.
The United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Florida spelled the defendant’s name at follows: Adam Lemar Miles. Case No. 17-cr-20874 (USA v. Miles) spells his name as follows: Adam Lemar Miles. The Board of Prisons spells his name as follows: Adam Lemar Miles. I am not certain which name (or spelling) is accurate.
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Adam Miles Federal Detention Center
- Adam Miles sold methamphetamine and hydrocodone on the darknet;
- He should under NoStress on Agora;
- He sold under NoStressDream on Dream Market;
- He sold under NoStressNucleus on the Nucleus darknet market;
- He accidentally shipped federal agents hydrocodone pills instead of methamphetamine;
- The hydrocodone pills had Miles’ fingerprints on them;
- Federal agents photographed him at the Post Office and where he routinely dropped off packages;
- The case involved a proffer—something rarely seen in cases of this sort;
- His plea agreement requires his cooperation in federal investigations in the future that could involve undercover roles.
He is currently at FDC Miami registered as inmate number 75766-112. The fingerprints may have provided assistance in Miles’ identification due to a prior arrest in Riverside, California, for bribery and a misdomeaner assault charge (he would likely have been fingerprinted – if booked).
Here’s the press release (cut political pieces):
Adam Lemar Miles, a/k/a “NoStress,” 46, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Ursula M. Ungaro to a total of 108 months in prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release.
Miles previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846; three counts of distribution of a controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(l); and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956(h). As part of his plea agreement, Miles agreed to forfeit a shotgun, a rifle, two pistols, a revolver, several hundred rounds of ammunition, and $61,872 in seized U.S. currency.
According to publicly filed court documents, agents were investigating vendors who utilize Dark Web marketplaces to advertise and distribute controlled substances. Agents identified a vendor with variations of the moniker “NoStress” who was advertising controlled substances, including methamphetamine and hydrocodone, on dark web marketplaces. On three separate occasions, agents purchased and received 7 grams of methamphetamine, 11 hydrocodone pills, and 14 grams of crystal methamphetamine from vendor accounts operated by Miles on the dark web.
On January 10, 2018, a search warrant was executed on Miles’ home in Riverside, California. Evidence recovered from Miles’ home exposed the defendant as the vendor known as “NoStress.” Additional evidence revealed Miles had distributed at least 350 grams of methamphetamine on the dark web, since 2015.