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8 arrested for gambling violation in NC

Seven Springs, NC -

RALEIGH, NC (WMBF) – The Mt. Olive Police Department and agents with the North Carolina Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement arrest eight people in Seven Springs on Thursday.

Police say they arrested the individuals around 1:30 p.m. on Pine View Cemetery Road for violations of the state gambling laws.

"After receiving multiple complaints from members of the public regarding the illegal games, ALE agents promptly investigated," John Ledford, director of Alcohol Law Enforcement said. "High stakes card games like this one are illegal in the state."

Those arrested were:

  • Kay D. Smith
  • Harold Newcomb
  • Frankie S. Walker
  • Edward E. Walters
  • Prentice J. Newsome
  • John W. Smith
  • Ernest L. Vinson
  • Robert H. Davenport, Jr.

Agents seized $23,000 in cash, a poker table, cards and chips.

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