Poker pro Micah Raskin was arrested and charged with distribution of illegal drug shipments in October 2018. On Thursday (January 24) in Baltimore, he has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and this admission means he will have to do the time.
Micah Raskin, age 50, confessed to supplying hundreds of pounds of marijuana to a Baltimore County drug crew. The poker pro from Long Island received the shipments from growers based in California and then distributed them via a courier to many locations in Baltimore, New York, Washington D.C., and Virginia.
David Cohen, Raskin's lawyer said, "He's taking responsibility for his actions."
Raskin is also the CEO of a record company called Miral Records, producing music for The Raskins, a rock band composed of his family members. Despite the shocking drug running activity he was caught doing, there's actually some good in him as he is known to encourage others to help give back to the community and even volunteers at local soup kitchens.
Before he was caught last year, Raskin's phone was wiretapped by federal agents after they investigated the Baltimore drug ring. The feds discovered Raskin's involvement with the illegal drugs, leading to his arrest and the seizure of 360 pounds of marijuana worth around $500,000 found in his New York home.
Aside from the marijuana, feds also confiscated a THC-infused wax, a loaded shotgun, vape pens, drug ledgers, a taser, a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette, a high-end SUV, artwork believed to be worth over $100,000, and $140,000 in cash. These possessions and the nature of his illegal activity led police to mark him as a "dangerous individual" after the bust was announced to the public.
Raskin, who almost has $2 million in live tournament poker winnings, was released under supervision and shall await sentencing come June. His one count of felony of conspiracy to distribute marijuana shall cost him a mandatory minimum sentence of five years behind bars.