Two Illegal Gambling Operations Busted in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Video Poker machines are becoming increasingly popular in local bars around the United States. The problem is that many of the places that are paying out these machines are doing so illegally.
Two bars were raided on Thursday night by police in Chattanooga, Tennessee. the owners of the two bars were both arrested and booked on various charges.
A search warrant was served at Terry's Bar. The police found five illegal gambling machines at the establishment. The bar was also serving liquor for which they did not have a license. $3,243 was found in cash. A handgun for which there was no permit was also found.
Edwin Coffey, the bars owner, was charged with possession of gambling devices, unlawful possession of firearms, gambling promotion, and illegal sale of alcohol.
Over at another bar, North River Pub, police were busy confiscating two illegal gambling machines. $1,406 was found in cash. Rachel Swafford was the person arrested in this case. She was charged with possession of gambling devices, and gambling promotion.
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