Today’s “It’s only a story because it involves eBay” prize goes to the Rocky Mountain News for their headline Drug suspect allegedly got ingredients through eBay.
29 year old Carl Dubois from Boulder, Colorado, was arrested last week for manufacturing Ecstasy. Obviously not one to be subtle, Dubois purchased all the ingredients and equipment through eBay, and paid for them using his Paypal account. Both accounts used the email freebasing@h*tm**l.com, and all but three of his orders were delivered to his home address. A search of the house found enough chemicals to make up to 80,000 E tabs, with an estimated street value of up to US$3.2million.
The affidavit for his search warrant noted that “although many of the items Dubois purchased can be used for other purposes, when used together in the proper quantities and procedures, these items can be used in the illicit manufacture of Ecstasy.”