Man indicted after selling fentanyl on ‘dark net’ that caused fatal overdose, feds say

A man was indicted Thursday after federal prosecutors say he sold synthetic fentanyl that caused an Orange County man to die of an overdose.

Jeremy Achey 43, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, faces up to life in federal prison if convicted.

Achey is accused of selling a variety of synthetic substances over the “dark net,” an area of the Internet only accessible through the use of an encrypted browsing platform, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

In February, an Orange County man, whose name wasn’t released, died after taking tetrahydrofuran fentanyl, a synthetic substance similar to fentanyl, federal prosecutors said.

The Drug Enforcement Administration determined that the man bought the substance from Achey, who was using the name “Etiking” online, according to the indictment.

Achey is facing charges of conspiracy to distribute and distribution of controlled substance analogues.

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