The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has a message for America’s sailors: Please, for the love of Poseidon and the Seven Seas, stop buying LSD and hallucinogens on the dark web. An NCIS notice reads: “Recent law enforcement reporting has revealed that an increasing number of people are moving to purchase illicit substances via the dark web because of the perceived anonymity provided by tools like The Onion Router (TOR). While TOR offers anonymity by obscuring IP addresses, law enforcement uses various investigative techniques to identify both purchasers and sellers.”
The notice doesn’t just address the foolishness of trying to acquire a Schedule 1 narcotic online, but the potential dangers to U.S. service members. International, federal, state, and local law enforcement are working collectively, using a variety of techniques to infiltrate marketplaces, identify users, and combat the illicit drug threat.
However, this warning, although based on “recent law enforcement reporting,” comes on the heels of several worrying LSD-related incidents across the U.S. armed forces.