Former WSOP Finalist Sheikhan Pleads Guilty To Running Drug Farm
- Shawn Sheikhan made the final tables at the 2005 WSOP Main Event
- Sheikhan is being prosecuted for running an illegal drug farm
- Sheikhan could receive up to 40 years in prison if found guilty
The poker world may not be familiar with poker pro Shawn Sheikhan as he hasn’t been very active or consistent on the poker circuit in recent years. Shawn Sheikhan made news in the world of poker back in 2005 when he qualified for the final tables of the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.
Sheikhan made headlines not only for making the final tables but getting into a verbal spat with Mike “The Mouth” Matusow. Sheikhan ended up exiting in 11th place and pocketed a cool $600,000.
Shawn Sheikhan Could Face Up To 40 Years In Prison
Shawn Sheikhan is once again in the news but this time it isn’t for his exploits at a poker table. Sheikhan is facing criminal charges for running an illegal cannabis farm along with Sabriana Williams who is named as a co-defendant in the criminal proceedings.
The two of them have pleaded guilty to running a drug farm from 2019 to 2022 to grow cannabis illegally. They ran ‘Cannaland’ without a license and supplied other unlicensed cannabis vendors with weed. Cannaland also ran its own dispensary and sold directly to customers mostly in the San Diego area in California.
Based on the guilty plea deal made by Sheikhan and Williams, they have admitted to supplying over 3,000 kgs of cannabis during this 3 year period. Due to the serious amount of drugs sold, Sheikhan is facing a minimum jail term of 5 years and a maximum term of up to 40 years along with a fine of $5 million.
Cannaland was investigated by both state and federal authorities before a raid was conducted on Spring Valley, California outlet! Authorities discovered over 3 thousand pounds of cannabis that had a $6 million street value to it and 5 illegal firearms.
Shawn Sheikhan Been In Trouble With The Law Before
This is not the first time that Shawn Sheikhan has been in trouble with the law. The poker pro who has over $1.5 million in prize money based on the Hendon Mob was convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery in 1995 on a minor and spent nine months in jail and got five years for probation.