Motherboard has a startling piece about a well-known (in certain circles)  dark web marketplace – one of a number of online sites where illegal material and services are bought and sold – has banned listings of fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that has been linked to hundreds of overdose deaths.

“Due to recent deaths and the threat to customers’ well-being, we’ve come to the decision that starting today (08/19/2016) we will no longer allow the sale of fentanyl and its related analogues on our market,” an announcement from an administrator of the marketplace Darknet Heroes League (DHL) reads.

The story notes that other dark web sites, notably the large and well-known AlphaBay, still have fentanyl listings, and that some DHL users were skeptical that the ban would accomplish much. Heroin and other opioids will still be freely available.

Here’s the story

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