One of the top sellers of drugs on the Silk Road online drug marketplace was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison.
Steven Lloyd Sadler, who went by the online handle “Nod,” pled guilty (PDF) to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. He had been cooperating with the government “for months” when he appeared in court in October 2013, but statements by prosecutors suggested that he stopped cooperating at some point. 
Sadler’s home in Bellevue, Washington, was raided and searched in July of that year, not long after authorities performed a controlled buy via the “Nod” account. There, investigators seized heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, a .45 caliber pistol, and more.
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