A search of past arrests shows Burchard has been arrested for 2 DUI’s since 2015 and a public intoxication arrest last month.
MERCED, CA – Ryan Burchard, a 38-year-old Merced man was been arrested this past Monday for allegedly creating his own “Silk Road”. A once lucrative darkweb site where anyone could order any number of drugs and other illegal items. Burchard was allegedly tracked to thousands of transactions totaling more than $14 million dollars and spanning over a year long investigation by the Department of Justice.
Various locations around the valley were used to send packages to the East Coast for higher profits. When Burchard was taken into custody, authorities also seized several computers, and cars. Authorities also located shipping boxes, a trash bag of marijuana and articles of clothing with the Burchard’s “Caliconnect” logo on them. Caliconnect was registered to Burchard at