Poker Professional Micah Raskin Facing Federal Drug Charges – Poker News Daily

In February of this year, poker professional Micah Raskin’s world came to a crashing halt when he was charged by Nassau County (NY) authorities of operating a major drug ring. Now the federal authorities are getting into the game, with Raskin facing more charges in a federal court along with his state charges.

Earlier this month, Raskin was charged in U. S. District court with distributing 100 kilograms or more of marijuana, a serious charge in the federal system. By federal statutes, a conviction on this charge alone could result in punishment in prison for 40 years and a fine between $2-$5 million. These charges are on top of the state charges that resulted from Raskin’s arrest earlier this year.

In February, local police raided Raskin’s home in Long Island, NY, and a storage unit on the property. During the raid, the authorities allegedly seized 358 pounds of marijuana, hashish oils (concentrated THC, the active drug in marijuana), drug paraphernalia and packaging equipment that was supposedly used to package the drugs. The authorities also seized, using civil forfeiture laws in the state of New York, also took a 2016 Land Rover Range Rover, a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette, art valued at more than $100,000 and approximately $140,000 in cash.

Raskin was charged in state court with several drug violations, including Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the First Degree; Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Second Degree; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree; Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree; and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree. All of these charges are varying classes of felony charges, with each felony charge having punishment between five to ten years and massive fines.

The Nassau County prosecutors seem to have done their homework on Raskin, leveling

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