Three men were indicted in the United States on Friday in
connection with Silk Road, the anonymous Internet
black-market bazaar for illegal drugs like heroin and
The indictment, unsealed in New York, charges Andrew Jones,
Gary Davis and Peter Nash with conspiracy to engage in
narcotics trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering.
The charges followed the arrest in October of alleged Silk
Road founder Ross Ulbricht, who is known online as "Dread
US authorities shut Silk Road down at the time of Ulbricht's,
though last month a new anonymous marketplace carrying the
same name and appearance debuted online.
Jones, 24, and Davis, 25, acted as site administrators for
Silk Road, while Nash, 40, was the primary moderator for the
website's discussion forums, the indictment said.