NEW YORK—”My addiction became very expensive, and I could no longer afford it,” said Michael Duch. “So I turned to Silk Road.”
Today was the eighth day of the Silk Road drug-trafficking trial, in which Ross Ulbricht stands accused of being the mastermind behind the Silk Road, the Web’s most successful drug marketplace.
The testimony that Duch gave had been alluded to in opening statements, when a government lawyer explained how Silk Road “made it possible” for the man, who had never sold drugs before, to quickly become a big-time dealer.
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