Ross Ulbricht is condemned to die in prison not because of selling drugs but for what others sold on the site he created. None of the actual drug sellers received sentences above ten years including those behind Silk Road 2.0. Ross' only hope right now is for the President of the United States to grant him clemency.
Silk Road was perhaps the actual first use case of Bitcoin. While you are celebrating your gains, let's not forget those who believed in it.
P.S. A lot of sketchy stuff went down during the investigation and trial, read the real, untold story here.