Austin man bought ecstasy-type drug on dark web, police say

An Austin man is facing a federal drug charge after authorities intercepted MDMA, also known as ecstasy of molly, in a package shipped from Germany.

According to a criminal complaint for Eric Josue Carazo filed in U.S. District Court, a Customs and Border Protection K-9 officer at New York’s JFK Airport alerted handlers on April 1 to a package being shipped from Germany to an Austin address. The package contained 258 grams of a substance that tested field positive for MDMA, a schedule I substance. The parcel was transferred to federal authorities, who handed it over to APD. The affidavit states a postal inspector noticed another parcel from the same sender had arrived, and that second parcel was turned over to APD.

On April 10, the affidavit states Carazo arrived at the post office at 3903 South Congress to sign for the parcels and taken into custody. Carazo admitted to ordering MDMA from the dark web and paying $1,500 for the parcels he was picking up. The affidavit states Carazo told police he had picked up a third parcel from a P.O. Box in Buda, and Carazo gave consent for police to go to his home and get the other package. According to the affidavit, all three parcels had the same shipping address in Germany and contained MDMA.

Police obtained a search warrant for Carazo’s home, and found ID cards matching the names of the recipients on the packages. The total weight of the MDMA was approximately 804 grams (28.4 ounces).

Carazo has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Booking information for Carazo is not available as of Tuesday afternoon.

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