Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Grand Jury Indicts Man for Online Fentanyl Sale

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Grand Jury Indicts Man for Online Fentanyl Sale

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A suburban Philadelphia man who called himself "NarcoBoss," accused of selling fentanyl imported from China in bulk to customers nationwide on the dark web, has been indicted in Pittsburgh following an undercover operation.

Henry Koffie, who used Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as his profile picture online, was arrested last month at his home in Darby, Delaware County, and had been ordered detained in Oregon.

Authorities say he is responsible for two overdose deaths in Portland, Ore., and may have other victims in Florida, Michigan and other states.

An FBI affidavit indicates that agents here had made undercover purchases from Mr. Koffie in May on the dark web site known as AlphaBay, where he was a vendor, and had the fentanyl shipped to a Pittsburgh-area address. …

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