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Federal Prosecutors In NY Charge 3 In Drug Website

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NEW YORK (AP) - Three men have been charged in New York City for their roles operating an online black market website known as the Silk Road.
    
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan unsealed an indictment Friday against Andrew Michael Jones of Charles City, Va., Gary Davis of Wicklow, Ireland, and Peter Phillip Nash of Brisbane, Australia.
    
They're charged with narcotics, computer hacking and money laundering conspiracy.
    
Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Jones and 25-year-old Davis were site administrators. They say the 40-year-old Nash moderated a site discussion forum.
    
Jones was arrested in Virginia Thursday and Nash was arrested in Australia Friday. Davis is believed to be in Ireland.
    
Authorities say the site processed more than $1 billion worth of illicit business.
    
A lawyer for Jones didn't return a message seeking comment. It wasn't clear if Davis and Nash had lawyers.

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