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How a Silk Road kingpin lost his empire

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Following the arrest of alleged Silk Road owner Ross "Dread Pirate Roberts" Ulbricht, drug dealers using the underground marketplace found themselves the subject of a lot of unwanted attention from law enforcement agencies. One such dealer is Steve Sadler, described as one of the site's "most popular cocaine and heroin" suppliers.

Recently arrested and facing federal charges for drug trafficking and distribution, he's the subject of a Daily Dot feature that profiles his life. Sadler's story is one of addiction, opportunity, greed, and repercussions; it's a fascinating window into a little-known world.