Michael Duch was arrested in 2013 and pleaded guilty last month.
The latest government watchdog report says the opium trade is a major threat to Afghan reconstruction.
The War on Terror's War on Drugs has been a massive failure.
Bioengineered yeast is poised to be the world's new supplier.
Acetyl fentanyl, packing many times the punch of heroin, is now making its way into the United States' narcotic supply.
A naloxone nasal spray is as user-friendly as it gets, but whether the users that need it will have access is less certain.
"Being a vendor online is just like owning or managing a business—the only difference being that the government decided that what we do is illegal."
The pocket-sized device reverses the effects of opiates, street drugs, and prescription meds alike.
"It is widely thought that every drug organization supports or works with insurgents in Afghanistan," said one official.
Drug addicts are flocking to online forums like Opiophile for advice on talking to doctors and pharmacists—and a sympathetic ear.