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U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Silk Road drug dealer gets six years prison
Silk Road drug dealer gets six years prison

A federal judge imposed a six-year sentence Friday on Jacob Theodore George IV, who sold heroin on the online drug bazaar Silk Road. George, 33, an Edgewood man with a history of arrests, drug abuse and mental health problems, apologized to the judge. He said he cried as he confessed to the federal agents who caught him. "I made a bad decision helping with Silk Road," George said, reading from prepared notes. George, who was taken into custody in early 2012, was one of the first dealers on the site to be arrested. Silk Road used anonymizing software to make it difficult for investigators to track individual users, who made payments secretly using bitcoin, an electronic currency....