Tristan Simpson Brennand, a 19 year old Agora vendor was arrested on December 2016 after the police Washington intercepted several packages containing the MDMA and Xanax that were later traced to him. He was released on bond for the better part of the two years; he was imprisoned once more and sentenced to serve four years in prison for the trafficking and distribution of the illegal drugs. The accused was a darknet vendor who used to be a part of the now defunct Agora and a Evolution marketplaces. The accused had been running a drug vending operation from the age of 19 as he revealed in a heartfelt letter addressed to the court.
After the arrest of the Agora vendor admitted that he regretted his two year period as a drug vendor stating that he was mostly ashamed of his actions. The Olympia based Agora vendor became a drug vendor in the bid to sustain his opioid dependency. As soon as his income expanded, he has switched from the opioid pills to the much more dangerous heroin. As a result, the Agora vendor’s need for cash increased significantly since the heroin, in addition to being extremely addictive, it is extremely expensive. The only reason for the accused to join in the darknet markets like the Agora is the need to resell his drugs.
As per the court documents, a Confidential Informant (CI) was involved in Tristan’s investigations. The CI has disclosed Tristan’s activities to the detectives, informing them that the Agora vendor was moving large amounts of drugs on Agora and Evolution. Following the CI’s lead, the federal agents collaborated with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) where an agent in a sworn statement justified all of the claims of the CI concerning the activities of Agora drug vendor.