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Dark Web Drug Dealer Accused of Trading Cannabis for Cryptocurrency Granted Bail

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ByDavid Brown

Jun 23, 2023
Dark Web drug dealer granted bail
David Brown

Key points

  • Matthew Robert McDonald is accused with eight offenses, including the distribution of illicit substances and the use of the earnings to purchase real estate.
  • Police allege that he earned more than $1.4 million through the internet sale of marijuana.
  • Mr. McDonald received a conditional release and will show up in court on May 11th in Kempsey.

What has actually been done by Matthew Robert McDonald?

On the mid-north coast of New South Wales, a man suspected of trading narcotics for cryptocurrencies on the Dark Web has been given bail. 

According to the police, between March 2018 and April 2023, Matthew Robert McDonald, 55, allegedly exchanged more than 450 times for narcotics and more than $1.4 million in cryptocurrencies.

After an extended search into suspected drug dealings utilizing Dark Web markets, detectives from the State Crime Command detained Mr. McDonald in a Kempsey parking lot on Thursday morning, April 25th.

Then, law enforcement allegedly discovered marijuana plants and seeds in Yarravel, close to Kempsey, as well as almost $4,000 in cash and about $1,000 in digital currencies. 

On today’s appearance in Kempsey Local Court, Mr. McDonald didn’t enter a plea to any of the eight charges against him, including dealing with the proceeds of crime’s property and the supply of illegal drugs and plants.

On May 11th, he will return to court after being given a conditional bail.

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