Brockton Dark Web Drug Trafficker Gets Two Years in Prison
BROCKTON — A Brockton man who pleaded guilty in June to his role in making and selling 19 kilograms of MDMA and other drugs over the dark web will spend more than two years in prison.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said 25-year-old Allante Pires was sentenced last week to 28 months in prison and three years of supervised release. He will also be required to forfeit his Mercedes sedan.
Pires was caught in an investigation into a Brockton-based drug trafficking organization in which more than 19 kilograms of MDMA, seven kilograms of ketamine, and almost one kilo of cocaine were seized along with over 10,000 counterfeit Xanax pills.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Pires was caught and indicted in 2019 along with his co-conspirators Binh Thanh Le and Steven McCall.
Le was the ringleader of the drug organization who created and operated a vendor site called “EastSideHigh” in Dark Web markets.
The Dark Web is an anonymous part of the internet where many illegal goods and services are bought and sold.
Through the Dark Web marketplace, Le ordered wholesale quantities of drugs like cocaine, MDMA or ecstasy, Ketamine and Xanax from foreign sources.
With help from Pires and McCall, Le then processed and manufactured the controlled substances at a rented office space in Stoughton.
The men received orders and payment in Bitcoin before mailing drugs to customers all across the U.S., according to the attorney's office.
Authorities seized multiple kilograms of drugs including nearly 20 kilos of MDMA, almost seven kilos of Ketamine, around one kilo of cocaine and more than 10,000 counterfeit Xanax pills during the drug bust.
They also found a computer with the “EastSideHigh” vendor page open, numerous packages containing MDMA and Ketamine, various shipping and packaging materials and a pill press.
Le was sentenced in March to eight years in prison and three years of supervised release.
He was also ordered to forfeit more than 59 Bitcoin worth over $1.1 million as well as $114,680 in cash.
McCall pleaded guilty to his role in the drug organization in June 2022 and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 28.