Two men from South Bay accused of selling drugs on the dark web


Arrests Made in Dark Web Drug and Weapons Investigation in San Jose

SAN JOSE – Two men from the South Bay have been arrested on drugs and weapons charges following a months-long investigation into alleged drug sales on the dark web, San Jose police said Thursday.

The investigation began with a routine traffic stop near Alum Rock Avenue and South White Road in East San Jose on Nov. 25, 2023. Illegal narcotics were discovered in the vehicle, leading officers to obtain a search warrant for the suspect’s home. A search of the residence uncovered firearms, cocaine, heroin, opioids, and other drugs, as well as evidence suggesting the drugs were being shipped via the U.S. Postal Service.

“What really started out as a traffic stop here in San Jose really became an intensive investigation that unraveled what was happening on the dark web,” said department spokesperson Stacie Shih.

Detectives, along with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Postal Service Inspector, and other agencies, launched a joint investigation. They discovered that the suspects were selling illegal narcotics on the dark web, accepting cryptocurrency as the only form of payment. On Mar. 22, officers arrested the prime suspect, 36-year-old Joshua Jordan of San Jose, and 36-year-old Jonathan Correll Jr. of San Jose. Search warrants were also executed at their homes and a commercial property in Santa Clara.

During the arrests, drugs such as heroin, meth, cocaine, Xanax, Cialis, morphine, psilocybin, and ecstasy were seized, along with firearms, ammunition, and approximately $6,000 in cash. Jordan and Correll were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on charges of illegal narcotics trafficking and possession of illegal firearms. They are currently being held without bail, with their next court appearances scheduled for Apr. 12.

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