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Convenience store raided, shut down

June 1, 2004

Lee County-- Lee County Sheriff's investigators raided the Super Mart at U.S. 19 South and Kinchafoonee Creek Road just before 11:00 AM. Store owner Kan Patel was arrested and charged with keeping a gambling place, and possession of gambling devices.

Investigators think the video poker games were raking in big money. Major Geoffrey Smith said, "We had gotten some complaints."

Six video gambling machines were found in the back corner of the store. The machines accept one, five, ten, or twenty dollar bills.

But Investigators say the payoff for winners was cash. Major Smith said "That's the difference, they were paying off cash." Officers counted money from the cash registers. There was very little money in the machines at the time of the raid, but investigators think they did a brisk business. Major Smith said "thousands of dollars."

The machines had Department of Revenue license stickers, but Investigators question them."Those stickers can be bootlegged."

His store was locked up and his records seized, along with his machines. Also seized were Patel's store video tapes, so that Investigators can see who was playing those illegal gambling machines.

posted at 3:50PM by dave.miller@walb.com

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