Silk Road 2.0 was itself closed in late 2014 with the arrest of Blake Benthall, who is alleged to have been the site’s lead admin Defcon.
The latest arrest was of Brian Richard Farrell, in Seattle. The 26-year-old is alleged to have told police he was Defcon’s “right hand man.”
Farrell, who is alleged to have used the handle DoctorClu, is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.
The trial of Ross Ulbricht, who is alleged to have run the original Silk Road, is ongoing.
➤ US police arrest Silk Road 2.0 suspect in Seattle [BBC News]