A drug lord from the dark web and a pharmacist from Nebraska pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy on July 13. Their plan was to bomb a competing business. In the United States Department of Justice indictment, William Burgamy was alleged to own an illegal pharmaceutical site. The site was called NeverPressedRX. It sold oxycodone and other drugs without a license. Burgamy is 32 years old and from Maryland.

The supplier of the drugs was Hyrum Wilson. He owns a store called Hyrum’s Family Value Pharmacy. The federal investigators allege that the two conspired to bomb a competing pharmacy, which is also located in Nebraska. The men were arrested before they were able to cause damage to the competitor.

The United States Attorney's Office also made accusations of money laundering for the two men. They are accused of laundering more than $1 million in profits. They acquired Bitcoin, transferred money and moved packets of cash through the United States Postal Service.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, who is the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, explained that their potentially deadly plans were thwarted during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The case highlights elements of the Department of Justice's efforts into investigating national security issues, cyber crime, financial scams, violence, narcotics trafficking and more. Those investigations have to be done with skill and tenacity by experienced law enforcement partners.

A local television station reported that law enforcement raided the home of Burgamy and found eight loaded guns, text messages proving the plans for the fire bomb attack and a list of equipment that they needed in order to create the bomb and deliver it. The two men are charged with conspiracy to use explosives, drug trafficking and money laundering. Each of the three counts has a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. Both of the men will be sentenced in November.

In another recent and similar event, two Nigerians were extradited from Dubai to the USA. They allegedly converted millions of dollars into Bitcoin on Gemini. They are awaiting court processing of their case.