A North Carolina man is will be spending 26 months in prison following a conviction for purchasing oxycodone from a vendor on the darkweb.
Earlier this year, Wesley McKeehan, a resident of Salisbury, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled substance (oxycodone).
A federal indictment charged McKeehan with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and one count of distribution of a controlled substance in April 2021. The charges stemmed from an incident wherein the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration learned of a suspicious package en route to an address in Savannah, Georgia. The package was shipped to the business address of Eric Schmidt, 50.