Professional poker player Al Krux and his son Adam were arrested recently on felony marijuana charges. According to Syracuse.com, the two were in possession of a combined 40 pounds of marijuana. An additional 90 marijuana plants and $5,000 in cash were found in a search of Adam Krux’s home. The street value of the drugs is estimated at $200,000.
CNYCentral.com reports that police were acting on tips from neighbors of suspicious activity at the home of Adam Krux.
Investigators had been working on the case for the past month. In a coordinated bust, they stopped Al Krux and found 25 pounds of marijuana in his car. Adam Krux was stopped in possession of 15 pounds of marijuana. Both men are being held with bail set at $20,000 each.
Al Krux has a long history in the poker world first cashing in a WSOP event in 1981. In 1994, he made the final table of the WSOP Main Event finishing 5th. Russ Hamilton was the eventual winner of that tournament. Krux won a bracelet in the 1996 WSOP in a $1,500 pot-limit hold’em event. He is perhaps best remembered for reaching the final table of the 2004 WSOP Main Event where he would bust out in 6th place for an $800,000 payday. Krux was chronicled by ESPN as a lifelong gambler and family man who wanted to win the tournament as a gift to his family for dealing with years of his unreliable income. After his bustout hand, Dan Harrington consoled Krux telling him that finishing 8th in 2004 is just as big of an accomplishment as winning it all back in the 1990s.
Krux has just 5 WSOP cashes since busting out of the 2004 Main Event, all of them relatively small.