Long Island Poker Player Accused of Trafficking Over 350 Lbs of Marijuana
Authorities say Micah Raskin was a well-known dealer among the area poker community, but not for dealing cards. The tournament poker player is accused of trafficking over 350lbs of marijuana in Long Island and sending it via courier to customers as far as Baltimore.
Officers uncovered Raskin's marijuana operations along with a stash waiting to be sold during a raid of his apartment. They found products and cannabis flowers at his Garden City storage facility. In all Raskin was in possession of more than 300 pounds of marijuana and hash oil.
The Nassau County District Attorney's office released a statement, saying Raskin's arrest was the product of a multi-agency investigation. Officers say they found ledgers related to his illegal business and financial documents, along with a taser and a loaded shotgun.
District Attorney Madeline Singas said it was the biggest marijuana bust in the Nassau County history. She expects more charges to be filed against Raskin, and additional arrests to come as a result of the bust.
Raskin may have had a large marijuana operation, but he was not making all his money from drugs. The Hendon Mob poker database lists his live tournament winnings at just under $2 million. His most recent cash was at the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship, where he finished 134th for $6,399.
Raskin has racked up more than ten years of live poker tournament cashes. His best cash was back in 2009 for $320,231 for a first-place finish at the Borgata Deep Stack Tournament.