Gambling Raids In The Area

A full scale inves­ti­ga­tion is under­way in Williams and Henry Coun­ties, after author­i­ties raided four busi­nesses Thurs­day.

Agents with the Ohio Inves­tiga­tive Unit, along with Bryan and Mont­pe­lier police offi­cer, exe­cuted three search war­rants in what they are call­ing a joint ille­gal gam­bling inves­ti­ga­tion.

The search war­rants were exe­cuted at Cut-Rate Tobacco shops in Bryan and Mont­pe­lier, and at the Petro 2 Truck Stop in Napoleon. Cita­tions were issued against Petro 2 Truck Stop’s liquor per­mit in con­nec­tion with ille­gal gam­bling. In the searches con­ducted in Bryan and Mont­pe­lier, eight slot machines, one quar­ter push machine, records, and cash were seized, and inves­ti­ga­tors say crim­i­nal charges are pend­ing.

At Cut-Rate Tobacco in Napoleon, 11 alleged gam­ing machines were con­fis­cated, along with cash and other evi­dence. That inves­ti­ga­tion is still under­way, and so far, no charges have been filed.

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