Dangerous Drug Lord ran nationwide fentanyl pill operation that includes New Jersey
A Beverly Hills, California man will have three decades to think over his decision to orchestrate a drug network that sent the deadly and dangerous fentanyl all over the country including here in New Jersey.
U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Wednesday that 30-year old Andrew Tablack was sentenced to 360-months in prison for conspiracy and manufacturing, distributing, and possessing with intent to distribute and manufacture a fentanyl analogue.
Prior to sentencing, Tablack was convicted in July of 2021 on one count of manufacturing, distributing, and possessing with intent to manufacture and distribute pills containing cyclopropyl fentanyl, an analogue of fentanyl intended for human consumption, and one count of conspiracy to do the same.
His drug network lasted nine months between March of 2017 and December of 2017, but the damage he may have caused could last for years, even decades longer.
During that time period in 2017, Tablack ran a pill-making operation that would send out millions of fentanyl analogue pills -- which continued a powerful synthetic opioid with significant abuse potential, according to Sellinger -- across the country.
Attorney Sellinger said that these illegal pills were made in clandestine labs in and around Los Angeles by Tablack, who would then sell them, anonymously, on the dark web, under the moniker "XanaxKing2".
His operation was massive, as Tablack would ship out approximately 400,000 illegal pills, per month, and then he would see the money roll in, millions of dollars heading to him in digital currency from the drugs sold on the black market.
In addition to his time in prison, Tablack has been sentenced to three years of supervised release.
The judge in the case also ordered the forfeiture of various cryptocurrency holdings and electronic devices belonging to Tablack, which the trial jury had found were subject to forfeiture.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tazneen Shahabuddin of the Special Prosecutions Division and Sarah Devlin, Chief of the Asset Recovery and Money Laundering Unit.