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Illegal Drug Website Shutdown May Have Impact In The Inland Northwest

On Wednesday, FBI agents shut down the website devoted to illegal drug sales called, the Silk Road.

Agents arrested 29-year-old Ross Ulbricht in San Francisco & charged him with narcotics trafficking & several other charges. KHQ spoke to detectives with the Quad Cities Drug Task Force in Pullman. They say at least one recent case has come through their office involving the Silk Road. Detectives with the task force say the Silk Road had been gaining popularity on the Palouse between college campuses in Moscow & Pullman.

The drug website was the purchase site for hundreds of illegal drugs including methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine. Those buying drugs on the website could remain anonymous through the Bitcoin payment network. Users would have the drugs shipped to their homes or other locations in discrete packages.

The Quad Cities Drug Task Force handles about 100 drug cases per year between Idaho and Washington. Detectives could not say for sure how many cases involved the Silk Road. Detectives say, those they arrest often wont tell them where they have purchased the drugs.

 

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