Al Krux and son caught with 40 Pounds of Marijuana

Three-time WSOP Main Event final table participant Al Krux was arrested Wednesday for possession of 25 pounds of marijuana when he was stopped in his vehicle by Dewitt, New York police. His 32-year old son Adam was also arrested around the same time with 15 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

The two will face additional charges after roughly 90 marijuana plants were found in their home. Adam was also caught with cocaine.

Al Krux was a well known World Series of Poker participant having won a bracelet in 1996 in a $1,500 PLO event for $156,375 and three WSOP main event final tables. He finished 6th in 1990 ($58,450), 5th in 1994 ($100,800) and 6th in 2004 ($800,000) whhere is his most remembered on TV being eliminated by that year’s winner Greg Raymer.

The 68-year-old Krux was a poker player for the past 45 years accumulating over $1.4 million in live cashes since 1981. He was known for his ability to read players.

The two Krux's are currently being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center with individual $20,000 bail set on each.

The 40lbs of cannabis confiscated by police is estimated to be worth around $200,000 or $5,000 per pound. The police were tipped off on the Krux's and it has brought a sad ending to what was a respected poker career for Krux.

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TedHeris Silver 3
3855d ago

Unbelievable! A man wins a lot of money and yet criminals! Why did you do that? 800,000 dollars is not enough for a lifetime?


800,000$ is not enough for a lifetime (I think) but man o man... you are the guy with the fat pockets and you get caught hahah this is a perfect example of someone trying to sneak in into criminal world. Just stick with what you know or pay people that knows what they are doing to do it.

axistilt23 Silver 2
3850d ago

I hate when morons like this get caught. A New York bust doesn't effect me, but when someone at the border gets caught with 200 pounds you can't find anything for weeks. It screws up the whole supply chain.

atula7 Silver 1
3840d ago

800,000$ is not enough for a lifetime...for me...because I drink so much whiskey :D

Posted by zzbigstackzz on 11/17/2011 2:14PM [ Reply ]

Lol, I hear you atula!