New Orleans man admits to using 'dark web' to buy Chinese fentanyl sold in Crescent City

The Advocate - A New Orleans man pleaded guilty Friday to ordering large shipments of fentanyl off the “dark web” from China just as the synthetic opioid fueled an unprecedented rise in overdose deaths in the Crescent City.

Carl Hurst admitted in court papers to using an intermediary to buy the drug from Yan Xiaobing, a Chinese chemicals manufacturer who became the first person from that country indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for fentanyl distribution.