Former Kings defenseman Jere Karalahti was charged Tuesday morning with smuggling amphetamines into Finland, according to the Associated Press. The 32-year-old, who has been playing hockey in Finland, was charged with smuggling nine pounds of amphetamines into the country and providing $29,500 for the smuggling operations. If found guilty, he could face six years in prison.
I’m sure this comes as little surprise to Kings fans. Karalahti left the NHL in 2002 after being suspended six months for his third violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. He was originally drafted by the Kings in the sixth round in 1993.