BRUNSWICK COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics Unit along with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement seized six video slot machines and almost $6,000 on Friday, August 28 during a crackdown on illegal video gaming, according to a news release from BCSO.
After receiving tips from people in the community and a two-three month investigation, investigators seized four video gaming machines and $3,214 in cash from the Cell Phone and Tablet Repair store located at 2125 Holden Beach Road.
Charles Edward Ard, Jr., age 41, of Supply, North Carolina and Tiffany Teal Ard, age 33, of Supply, were cited for operating a game of chance in which money was bet (NC General Statute 14-292) and possession of an illegal slot machine (NC General Statute 14-304), the release states.
Agents also seized two machines and $2,774 in cash at the Quick and Easy Citgo located at 2685 Holden Beach Road.
Vernon, Gilbert Majors, age 76, of Aberdeen, North Carolina was also cited with operating a game of chance in which money was bet (NC General Statute 14-292) and possession of an illegal slot machine (NC General Statute 14-304).
The BCSO says additional charges may be pending.