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A man accused by federal authorities today of operating an online drug bazaar called Silk Road 2.0 allegedly did so as he worked briefly at Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket and spacecraft concern in Hawthorne.
SpaceX communications director John Taylor says 26-year-old Blake Benthall was employed at the company from Dec. 9 to Feb. 21. A Facebook page for a Houston-bred man with the same name as the suspect says he was a software engineer at the South Bay company.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York today announced that Benthall was arrested yesterday in San Francisco and was scheduled to appear in federal court there today.
The gist of the case is that Benthall allegedly took the reins of a Tor-software-based online drug bazaar called Silk Road 2.0 on Dec. 28, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York.