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On Thursday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the dismantling of the largest illegal online drug market, linking it to the September death of 13-year-old Grant Seaver of Park City.
Sessions said that Seaver's classmate bought the drug that killed Seaver and his friend, 13-year-old Ryan Ainsworth, on a darknet market called AlphaBay. The dark net is a hidden part of the internet where users can hide their location from authorities.
AlphaBay was also the marketplace allegedly used by Cottonwood Heights resident Aaron Shamo, a 27-year-old arrested last November after he allegedly manufactured and sold an estimated 500,000 pills laced with deadly fentanyl.
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