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Frenchman In ‘World Beard’ Competition Arrested For Allegedly Being Dark Web Drug Dealer ‘OxyMonster’

A Frenchman was arrested just minutes after landing in the United States for a beard competition. Police suspect he is a “dark web” drug dealer known as “OxyMonster.”

Federal authorities were waiting for Gal Vallerius at Atlanta International Airport before the bearded man even landed. He was gearing up for his first trip to America, to compete in the 2017 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Austin. He was registered to compete in the “full beard 30.1-45cm” category, according to the Guardian.

According to court documents, Vallerius’ laptop was searched following his apprehension. Police found a Tor browser to access the “dark web,” and links to the “OxyMonster” accounts on a black market site.  “OxyMonster” allegedly sold OxyContin and Ritalin on the site, with “60 prior sales and five star reviews from buyers.”  The profile indicated he shipped the prescription drugs from France to “anywhere in Europe.”

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Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/frenchman-in-world-beard-competition-arrested-for-allegedly-being-dark-web-drug-dealer

Oxygen Picks Up Four New Series, Including Two Competition Shows

Oxygen has given the greenlight to four new projects — two competition series, a docu-comedy and a true crime show — the cable network announced Wednesday.

“Building upon our commitment to creating engaging, relatable content for millennial women, ‘Last Squad Standing,’ ‘The Battle of the Ex Besties,’ and ‘Unprotected,’ are sure to deliver fresh and compelling stories that will resonate with our fan base,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “And the success of our ‘Crime Time’ line-up proved there is a real appetite for the genre, and we’re excited to serve our audience with more premium content in this space.”

“Last Squad Standing” is executive produced by Lighthearted Entertainment’s Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler. Trish Gold also serves as executive producer. In this new series, three groups of friends are put together under one roof

Read more at: http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/oxygen-last-squad-standing-unprotected-three-days-to-live-1201791255/