Micah Raskin Target of Nassau County Drugs Bust

Micah Raskin Target of Nassau County Drugs BustA couple of weeks ago, New York poker pro Micah Raskin saw a return on the $3,500 he used to enter the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City to take his live career earnings to $1,947,157. This week, however, Raskin’s life away from the poker tables hit a new low after the 49 year-old’s house in Long Island was raided, with police subsequently seizing more than 358-pounds of marijuana and hash oils worth in excess of $750,000, as well as a loaded shotgun and Taser.
Consequently, Raskin has now been charged with a litany of crimes, including ‘Criminal Possession of Marijuana’ and ‘Criminal Possession of a Weapon’ and faces the prospect of spending up to eight years behind bars. In the meantime, he has had his bail set at either a $225,000 bond, or $150,000 in cash.
The seizure which took place on Tuesday has been called one of the largest ever recorded in Nassau County history, with the county’s Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder describing Raskin as a “dangerous individual.” Elaborating further on the case, a Nassau County statement explained:
“The defendant allegedly received drug shipments to locations on Long Island and stored them in his Old Westbury home and a Garden City storage facility before a courier delivered them to customers in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Virginia and New York, charging $1,400 for a pound of marijuana. It’s believed this alleged activity went on for a period of several years.”
Other assets which were also confiscated from his property includes a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette, a 2016 Land Rover Range Rover, $100,000 worth of artwork, and $140,000 in cash.
Micah Raskin cashed in at his first live poker tournament in 2007, and over the years has risen to become New York’s 49th most winning player, with his biggest score coming in 2009 after taking down the $1,650 Borgata Deep Stack for $320,231. That year he eventually amassed $482,450 in winnings, representing one of his most successful to date, second only to 2013 when he won a total of $524,200, including three six-figure scores.
The last four years on the tournament circuit appear to have been quite slim for Raskin, though, having earned a mere $35,857, including just $1,584 for the whole of 2017. Needless to say, the next few years are shaping up to be even slimmer still for Raskin.

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