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Resident complaints lead to 2 gambling arrests

Alva Martin (Source: Florence County Detention Center) Alva Martin (Source: Florence County Detention Center)
Timothy Waters (Source: Florence County Detention Center) Timothy Waters (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Responding to resident complaints, Florence Police have jailed two people and confiscated gambling machines.

Florence Police Major Carlos Raines said six machines were confiscated from a building on West Lucas Street; it was a location where you pay electric bills.

Timothy Waters, 47, was arrested and charged with operating a gambling establishment, possession of gambling equipment and simple possession of marijuana.

Officers also went to a BP gas station on West Evans Street where three machines were confiscated. The business received administrative citations.

At a third location on Gregg Avenue, 49-year-old Alva Martin was charged with possession of gambling material and three machines were confiscated.

Martin and Waters will have a bond hearings Thursday.

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