High Times on the High Seas: Judge Sentences Cruise Ship Drug Dealer to Jail

Steven Barry Krumholz - Sentenced - Cruise DrugsA judge in the U.S. Virgin Islands sentenced a passenger caught dealing drugs on Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas to twenty-one months in jail.

In February of this year, Steven Barry Krumholz, age 51, of West Hollywood, was arrested on board the Allure of the Seas during the "world's largest gay cruise."

Mr. Krumholz operated a travel agency. It seems that he sold much more than cruises.

Customs and Border agents in St. Thomas reportedly found around 142 ecstasy pills, 3 grams of methamphetamine, and ketamine in Mr. Krumholz's cabin. 

The sentencing judge stated that Mr. Krumholz used his cabin on the cruise ship "as if it was an apothecary for controlled substances."

$51,000 in cash was also located in the cabin, apparently from drugs sales to other passengers. 

We reported on the incident earlier this year.  Over 370 readers tweeted, liked or shared the story. You can read the article below:

Passenger Busted for Selling Drugs on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

21 months in jail for all of these drugs and money seems like a light sentence.  Compare that to a sentence in Bermuda of three months for having a few joints in a safe in a passenger's cabin.  Mr. Krumholz is lucky he was busted in St. Thomas rather than somewhere like Bermuda.

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Mark - March 22, 2012 11:00 AM

Wouldn't the IRS get involved as he wasn't reporting income? There was no mention of this.

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