According to The Next Web, Irish man Gary Davis was sentenced to 78 months in prison for helping to run the now-opened Silk Road website on the "dark net". The Irishman Davis, who was extradited to the United States last July, was arrested in January 2014. During its heyday from 2011 to 2013, the site was used by thousands of drug deals to distribute more than $200 million worth of illegal drugs and other illegal goods and services to more than 115,000 buyers. Supported by Bitcoin payments, it is also used to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from these illegal transactions. Davis was the moderator of the forum from May 2013 to June 2013. From June 2013 to October 2, 2013, he served as the “Silk Road” webmaster.