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Silk Road could have led the way to safer drug use | Oscar Rickett

PUBLISHED October 3, 2013

In the end, it was relatively old-fashioned police work that brought down Ross William Ulbricht, a 29-year-old San Francisco resident who looks a bit like Emile Hirsch in Into the Wild and is thought to be the owner and operator of online drugs marketplace, Silk Road. It was partly through mundane, archaic websites such as LinkedIn and WordPress, as well as a Gmail account, that Ulbricht came to the authorities' attention.

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