New York Poker Pro Charged in Out-of-State Marijuana Scheme - NBC New York

New York Poker Pro Charged in Out-of-State Marijuana Scheme

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    New York Poker Pro Charged in Out-of-State Marijuana Scheme
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    What to Know

    • Pro poker player charged in a NY marijuana bust earlier this year is now charged with funneling marijuana and hash oils into Baltimore area

    • Micah Raskin, 50, was charged Oct. 1 with distributing 100 kilograms or more of marijuana through a criminal information in federal court

    • The New York man was arraigned February in Nassau County on felony drug and weapon charges

    A professional poker player who was charged in a New York marijuana bust earlier this year is now charged with funneling marijuana and hash oils into the Baltimore area.

    The Baltimore Sun reports 50-year-old Micah Raskin was charged Oct. 1 with distributing 100 kilograms or more of marijuana through a criminal information in federal court.

    The New York man was arraigned February in Nassau County on felony drug and weapon charges. Prosecutors said then he received drug shipments and stored them at his home and a storage facility, before a courier delivered them to Baltimore, Washington, Virginia and New York. The marijuana was sold for $1,400 a pound.

    Raskin's attorney did not immediately respond to request for comment.

    Industry reports say Raskin has earned nearly $2 million from playing poker.

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