The Road to Hell: The Wicklow computer whiz caught up in the Silk Road drug sting

The Road to Hell: The Wicklow computer whiz caught up in the Silk Road drug sting

Last June, Gary Davis was at Body and Soul Festival. This summer, the young Wicklow man, who has Asperger’s syndrome, is in a New York jail. Newly-unsealed documents show how he became a central figure in the Silk Road drug scam on the Dark Web

After committing a felony from “the comfortable anonymity of a computer” in the bedroom of his parents’ Wicklow home, Gary Davis is currently sharing a cell with 25 other prisoners in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

While imprisoned in the facility referred to as the ‘Guantanamo Bay of New York’, he has been caught in the “crossfire of pepper spray” and got a rash on his skin from dirty water dripping on him in the...

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