Steven Barry Krumholz, Allure of the Seas Passenger, Admits To Selling Drugs Onboard
A former Allure of the Seas passenger plead guilty in U.S. Virgin Islands court on Monday to dealing drugs while on board.
Steven Barry Krumholz, a West Hollywood, California man, admitted to selling ecstasy, methamphetamine and ketamine to his fellow cruise passengers while on a trip in February, the Associated Press reports.
Krumholz was arrested while the boat was docked in St. Thomas. Agents searched his cabin and found more than 142 ecstasy pills, almost 3 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of ketamine and $51,000 in cash.
Agents also found drugs on another passenger, who claimed to have ordered the drugs from Krumholz prior to the trip and picked them up on board.
Krumholz faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine at his sentencing, which will occur November 2.
This isn't the first drug ring authorities have busted on a cruise ship: In January, drug-sniffing dogs found $94,000 worth of heroin and cocaine onboard Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas in Baltimore. Three weeks prior, the ship's crew members were busted trying to smuggle $65,000 worth of heroin and cocaine into the U.S.
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