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San Antonio couple accused of running “most prolific dark net fentanyl vendor” in the U.S.

August 24, 2018

A San Antonio couple has been charged in what is billed as the most prolific illegal opioid distribution network in the country on the darknet, the Justice Department said.

Matthew Alan Roberts and Holly Roberts, both 35, were arrested and charged earlier this year with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and other crimes in a case that originated in Cleveland. The case was publicized in a news conference there this week by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and federal prosecutors in Ohio, who said the Robertses operated “the most prolific dark net fentanyl vendor in the United States and the fourth most prolific in the world — MH4Life.”

The case is “a warning to every trafficker, every crooked doctor or pharmacist, and every drug company, every chairman and foreign national and company that puts greed before the lives and health of the American people: this Justice Department will use civil and criminal penalties alike and we will find you, put you in jail, or make you pay,” Sessions said in a statement.

The joint federal effort, called “Operation Darkness Falls,” targeted sellers of fentanyl and other drugs over the darknet, according to the Justice Department statement.

Go to ExpressNews.com to read more about the drug charges a San Antonio couple faces.

Guillermo Contreras covers federal court and immigration news in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | gcontreras@express-news.net | Twitter: @gmaninfedland

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