Limestone County Chief Deputy Randy King with the 27 video gambling machines seized Thursday night by deputies and investigators.News Courier/Rebecca Croomes
After receiving complaints about the gambling establishment, Limestone authorities spent about a month investigating, said Chief Deputy Randy King.
"There were about 15 people inside playing illegal video (gambling) machines," King
"We seized 27 machines and $10,000 in cash from inside the machines, some on Tommy's person and some hid behind the counter and in safes."
said White cooperated by opening the safes.
was worried about being robbed," King
The 27 slot machines, which accept anywhere from $1 to $20 at a time, were loaded on 16-foot trailers and are now stored in a warehouse until the court determines their fate.
"They may be condemned to be destroyed," King
The estimated 15 gamblers in the game room - about half were men and half were women - were not arrested, King
"We checked them for (outstanding) warrants and released them," he
The gamblers, he
said, were not the target of the investigation but, rather, the person promoting the gambling.
The future of the $10,000 cash will be determined in civil court, King
"We consider them illegal gains and, if awarded (by the court), they will be split between the Sheriff's Office and the D.A.'s Office," he said.
Limestone County Chief Deputy Randy King with the 27 video gambling machines seized Thursday night by deputies and investigators.