Go to jail. Go directly to jail. West Hollywood resident Steven Barry Krumholtz, 51 was arrested in St. Thomas while the world’s largest gay cruise ship was docked. Krumholtz was thumbed after another passenger who was found with drugs on him identified the dealer.
Federal agents found ecstasy, meth, and Ketamine in Krumholtz’s cabin, along with $51,000 in cash. They say crime doesn’t pay, but that’s an awful lot of dough for just a weekend at sea.
While police were searching Krumholtz’s cabin, two would-be customers knocked on the door looking to make a deal. How many of you would have loved to be a fly on the wall when that door opened?
Krumholz remains in custody in St. Thomas on charges of intent to sell. His attorney declined to comment on the situation.
A Royal Caribbean spokesperson said, “We take various steps to prevent the transport of illegal narcotics. Royal Caribbean cooperated fully with authorities during this investigation and will continue to provide law enforcement with any assistance they may need.”
And yet somehow this one snuck through.
Just jokes! The real surprise would be the largest collection of gays at sea not resulting in a single drug bust, to be honest. We’re not knocking our brothers on the water, but don’t people go on these cruises for expressly this purpose? To drink, party, and hookup? The real news story is that there are still so many drug dealers left aboard the ship. Zing! It’s unfortunate that someone would sully the reputation of the ship, the passengers onboard, and the gay community at large, all for a selfish (But bountiful. Again, $51,000! Jeez.) gain.
Like it or not, when you enter onto cruise that is receiving as much worldwide press as this one has, you have a responsibility to behave yourself, and not embarrass the rest of the gay community. It’s obvious in retrospect that there would be eyes on this ship looking for this exact type of criminal activity – whether to make an example out of them or not. We’re disappointed and angry that some people have ruined the party for the rest of the world.
Are you surprised to see a drug dealer aboard a gay cruise?