11 Ga. Businesses Closed After Gambling Raids

DUBLIN, Ga.  – Laurens County officials say 11 businesses in
the county are closed following gambling raids that led to the
seizure of 39 machines.

Crime tape surrounded the businesses on Tuesday. Laurens County
Sheriff W.A. Harrell and District Attorney Craig Fraser say they
launched the operation after receiving complaints from the

Officials issued a statement saying vehicles, firearms,
marijuana and $73,000 in cash were seized during the raids. They
say one arrest has been made and about 20 more are pending.
Fraser says some homes also were searched because video gambling
machines spotted by undercover officers were missing when the
businesses were raided. He says gaming machines were found in some

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