Gambling machines, guns, cash seized during raid
by Special to the Eagle
Sep 27, 2012 | 4479 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Attorney General Luther Strange and Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair announced the results of a gambling raid conducted Monday morning by special agents and representatives of the Attorney General’s Office, the Walker County District Attorney’s Office and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.

Search warrants were served at the Arrow Head Golf Course on Holly Grove Road in Jasper and at a house with blackened windows located on Nauvoo Road near Jagger Road in Nauvoo. Agents confiscated 60 electronic gambling devices, a 9 mm automatic gun and an undisclosed amount of cash. No arrests have been made.

“It is important for the people of Alabama — as well as those who would break our laws — to realize that law enforcement agencies are partnering in continuing efforts such as this one to fight illegal gambling in communities throughout our state,” Strange said. “We are committed to work with local law enforcement whenever feasible to see that Alabama’s gambling laws are properly enforced.”

“I fully support Attorney General Strange’s efforts to fight illegal gambling activities in Alabama, not only in Walker County but throughout the state,” Adair said.

Adair said his office will be filing to condemn all of the machines and the money seized during Monday’s raid.

This operation is part of a continuing joint investigation into possible illegal gambling activities by the Attorney General’s Office and the Walker County District Attorney’s Office.

Representatives with the Attorney General’s office said information about future court proceedings is not yet available.