Task force makes numerous gambling raids - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

breaking

Task force makes numerous gambling raids

Gambling machines in Valdosta (Source: WALB) Gambling machines in Valdosta (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Wednesday morning, seven business locations and one residence were searched for illegal gambling in the Valdosta area. Authorities are expecting several arrests.

Over 60 officers from the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, the Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office, the Valdosta Police Department, the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue executed eight search warrants in Lowndes County for violations of Georgia’s commercial gambling laws. 

Agents collected evidence related to crimes of commercial gambling and seized cash gained from the illegal use of gaming machines. 

The locations are currently licensed to operate Coin Operated Amusement Machines, but they were giving cash payouts for winning credits.   Only lottery tickets and/or store merchandise can be given as prizes from this type of gaming. 

Search warrants were executed at the following business locations:
•    Warraich 7862, LLC (7-11 Grocery), 1407 West Hill Ave., Suite C, Valdosta
•    Leah 229, 2904 North Patterson Street, Suite I, Valdosta
•    Lee Minit Mart #2, 1306 North Ashley Street, Valdosta
•    Lee Minit Mart #1, 505 East Ann Street, Valdosta
•    Citgo Station, 1836 West Hill Ave., Valdosta
•    One Dollar Family, 1913 North Ashley Street, Valdosta
•    Exclusive Production, 1412 East Park Ave., Suite D, Valdosta

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved. 

Report an error | Submit a tip to WALB News 10

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • South Georgia group aims to stop underage drinking

    South Georgia group aims to stop underage drinking

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:44:07 GMT
    South Georgia Starz working to prevent underage drinking. (Source: WALB)South Georgia Starz working to prevent underage drinking. (Source: WALB)
    The College Football National Championship game just days away and tickets are pretty pricey, but so are DUIs. (Source: WALB)The College Football National Championship game just days away and tickets are pretty pricey, but so are DUIs. (Source: WALB)

    An Albany nonprofit is working to address underage drinking.  South Georgia Starz Academy has gotten a mental block grant, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration or SAMHSA.  

    More >>

    An Albany nonprofit is working to address underage drinking.  South Georgia Starz Academy has gotten a mental block grant, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration or SAMHSA.  

    More >>
  • Art museum brings out local families

    Art museum brings out local families

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:21:57 GMT
    Family day at the Albany Museum of Arts. (Source: WALB)Family day at the Albany Museum of Arts. (Source: WALB)

    For almost 10 years the Albany Museum of Art has encouraged families to explore their creative side.  Saturday was no different.

    More >>

    For almost 10 years the Albany Museum of Art has encouraged families to explore their creative side.  Saturday was no different.

    More >>
  • Groundbreaking for Lee Co veteran home

    Groundbreaking for Lee Co veteran home

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:17:57 GMT
    The Flint Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a lot today in Lee County for the family of a veteran. (Source: WALB)The Flint Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a lot today in Lee County for the family of a veteran. (Source: WALB)

    A South Georgia veteran's family will soon move into a new home, thanks to the hard work of volunteers.  The Flint Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a lot today in Lee County for the family of a veteran. 

    More >>

    A South Georgia veteran's family will soon move into a new home, thanks to the hard work of volunteers.  The Flint Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a lot today in Lee County for the family of a veteran. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly