WSOP Champion Arrested With 25lbs Of Cannabis

A World Series of Poker (WSOP) winner has just been arrested after police acting on a tip-off stopped him with 25 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.
Professional poker player Al Krux, 68, has now been charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, along with his son Adam Krux, 32,who was also stopped in his vehicle with 15 pounds of pot inside. A subsequent search of their residences near Syracuse, New York, unearthed a further 90 marijuana plants and $5,000 in cash.
The Carolina born pro has been playing poker for over 45 years and previously explained:
“I grew up in a poor Italian family; we were playing cards from as far back as I can remember. It was a good way to pass the time.”
He has since gone on to accumulate more than $1,400,000 in winnings since cashing in at his first live tournament in 1981, as well as gaining much accolade along the way.
The list of Al Krux’s achievements include making the final table of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event on no less than three occassions finishing 6th in 1990 ($58,450), 5th in 1994 ($100,800) and 6th in 2004 ($800,000) where he was eliminated by that year’s winner Greg “Fossilman” Raymer. Al Krux also became a gold bracelet holder after winning the WSOP $1,500 PLO Event in 1996 for $156,375.
Talking about his poker career, Al Krux said his greatest strength is his ability to read players and explained:
“When I sit down at a table I immediately begin to evaluate my opponents (excluding seasoned players) how they hold their cards, bet their chips, fold their hands, voice declares etc. Without sounding overconfident, I can evaluate a table as fast as anybody.”
Unfortunately, it looks like Al Krux’s poker career has now come to a rather ignoble ending and following his arrest, he is now being held along with his son, on a $20,000 bail at the Onondaga County Justice Center. The 40lbs of cannabis confiscated by police is estimated to be worth around $200,000 or $5,000 per pound.

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